- risk factors & disease risk, genomics, disparities, access to care, Blacks or African Americans, maternal and child health, women's health
Dr. Stout’s research focuses on preterm birth and preterm birth prevention. She does translational work related to vaginal microbiome and progesterone for preterm birth prevention, as well as epidemiology studies related to preterm birth and preterm birth prevention. The patient population who she cares for clinically and who forms her research population is a high-risk patient population, with a high burden of preterm birth. The majority of women are from the urban St. Louis region, are African-American, and are on government insurance. In addition, she serves another distinct, but also high-risk patient population from surrounding rural areas. Dr. Stout’s public health interests involve access to prenatal care, access to medications, appropriate and efficient use of medical care in low resource populations, and disparity of preterm birth rates in African-American women.