Assistant Professor, Research Track

As a clinician, Dr. Wilpers has cared for pregnant people and families facing their greatest fear — the loss of a normal pregnancy and the possibility of going home without a child. As a researcher, she explores how models of care, social determinants of health, and patients’ experiences connect to care quality and health outcomes. Dr. Wilpers combines these passions and skills to drive research and action to enhance health care and health equity for people who receive a fetal diagnosis and may face significant challenges including perinatal loss, preterm birth, and raising a child with special health care needs.

“Through policy-relevant and community-engaged research, I strive to build knowledge and partnerships between maternal-fetal medicine and the Reproductive Justice movement to enhance care and equity for people experiencing fetal complications during pregnancy.”

Education

  • PhD, Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2019
  • MSN, Yale School of Nursing, 2016
  • BA, Barnard College, 2010