Sonia HassanAssociate Dean for Maternal, Perinatal nd Child Health and Director of the of the Center for Advanced Obstetrical Cae and Researh in the Perinatology Research Branch Perinatal Research
Areas of expertiseHealth disparities
Dr. Sonia Hassan is an expert in preterm birth and the prevention of preterm birth, neonatal complications and perinatal research. In addition to her roles with WSU and the PRB, Dr. Hassan is the founder of Make Your Date, a nonprofit organization launched with the city of Detroit to reduce preterm birth, the leading cause of infant mortality. She also is co-chair of the State of Michigan’s Infant Mortality Advisory Council.She was the National Arab American Medical Association’s Michigan Healthcare Professional of the Year in 2015 and was recognized in 2014 with the WSU School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2014, Dr. Hassan was named a Health Care Hero by Crain’s Detroit Business and was selected as a Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News. She received the March of Dimes Michigan Prematurity Prevention Hero Award in 2013.
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In the news
- Vaginal progesterone reduces the rate of preterm birth, neonatal complications, and death in twin gestations with a short cervix
- Wayne State University’s Dr. Sonia Hassan selected as national health care leader
- New Wayne State University study further supports use of progesterone to fight preterm birth