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Debra Brandt, PhD, MSB, RN

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Research Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Reproductive Science Research

Contact Information

Primary Office
464 Medical Research Facility (MRF)
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-384-8667

Education

BSN, Nursing, University of Iowa
MSN, Nursing, University of Iowa
MS, MSB Degree, Bioethics, Clinical Specialization, Union Graduate College
PhD, Nursing, University of Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

Registered Nurse (No. 066694) - State of Iowa

Publications

Weiss, J., Brandt, D. S., Prunty, A., Zagoren, D., Holm, M., Brennan, M., Werner-Anderson, M., Wiltgen, J., James, S., Gilbertson-White, S., Myers, M., Sanborn, A., Scroggins, S., Spring, J., Davis, H., Santillan, M. & Santillan, D. (In Press). Position Effects Blood Pressure Measurement During Pregnancy Position Effects Blood Pressure Measurement During Pregnancy. (Vols. 76). (suppl__1)

Nuckols, V. R., Holwerda, S. W., Luehrs, R. E., DuBose, L. E., Stroud, A. K., Brandt, D., Betz, A. M., Fiedorowicz, J. G., Scroggins, S. M., Santillan, D. A., Grobe, J. L., Sigmund, C. D., Santillan, M. K. & Pierce, G. L. (2020). Beat-to-Beat Blood Pressure Variability in the First Trimester Is Associated With the Development of Preeclampsia in a Prospective Cohort: Relation With Aortic Stiffness. Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979), HYPERTENSIONAHA12015019. PMID: 32951467.

Brandt, D. S., Prunty, A., Zagoren, D., Holm, M., Brennan, M., Werner-Anderson, M., Weiss, J., Wiltgen, J., James, S., Gilbertson-White, S., Myers, M., Sanborn, A., Scroggins, S., Spring, J., Davis, H., Santillan, M. & Santillan, D. (2020). Abstract p186: position effects blood pressure measurement during pregnancy. (Vols. 76). (suppl__1) Hypertension.

Scroggins, S., Gray, G., Berkey, C., Gandley, R. E., Sutton, E. F., Gemmel, M., Brandt, D. S., Santillan, D., Pierce, G. L., Hubel, C. A., Catov, J. M. & Santillan, M. (2020). Abstract P137: Knock Out Of Regulatory G Protein Signaling 2 Specifically In CD4 T Cells Prevents Angiotensin II Induced Hypertension. (Vols. 76). (suppl__1), pp. AP137-AP137. Hypertension.

Scroggins, S., Gray, G., Berkey, C., Gandley, R. E., Sutton, E. F., Gemmel, M., Brandt, D. S., Santillan, D., Pierce, G. L., Hubel, C. A., Catov, J. M. & Santillan, M. (2020). Preeclampsia-induced T Helper-associated Cytokine Imbalances Persist Postpartum. (Vols. 76). (suppl__1), pp. A3-A3. Hypertension.

, Martin, B. P., Stroud, A., Dubose, L., Brandt, D., Santillan, D., Nuckols, V., Santillan, M. & Pierce, G. (2020). Microvascular Endothelial Glycocalyx Function in Human Pregnancy and Postpartum in Women with a History of Preeclampsia. Hypertension, 34(S1), 1-1.

Vignato, J., Scroggins, S., Brandt, D., Thomas, K., Santillan, D. & Santillan, M. (2020). 130: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and vasopressin: an intersection of depression and preeclampsia. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 222(1), S99.

Santillan, D. A., Davis, L. A., Devor, E. J., Sharp, L. E., Hamilton, S. W., Brandt, D. S., Thomas, K. M., Santillan, M. K. & Thomas, S. M. (2019). Scientific Session Altered Maternal and Fetal Vasopressin Receptors in Response to Hypertensive Stress in Pregnancy (#P3039).

Sheng, J., Pierce, G. L., Krotz, L., Fitzsimmons, A., Meincke, C., Hamilton, W. S., Scroggins, S. M., Brandt, D. S., Thomas, K. M., Santillan, D. A. & Santillan, M. K. (2019). Elevations in Endothelin-1 Predate and are Strongly Diagnostic for the Development of Human Preeclampsia.

Santillan, D. A., Davis, L. A., Devor, E. J., Sharp, L. E., Hamilton, S. W., Brandt, D. S., Thomas, K. M., Santillan, M. K. & Thomas, S. M. (2019). Effects of Maternal Hypertensive Disorders on the Expression of Arginine Vasopressin Receptors in Offspring.

Wiltgen, M., Santillan, D. A., Thomas, K. M., Fitzsimmons, A., Krotz, L. K., Santillan, M. K. & Brandt, D. (2018). Identifying Risk Factors for Preeclampsia in Subsequent Pregnancies in Women with a History of Preeclampsia.

Weiss, J., Santillan, D. A., Thomas, K., Davis, H., Santillan, M. S. & Brandt, D. (2018). Development and Feasibility of an Electronic Informed Consent to Enroll Participants into the Rule Out Pre-Eclampsia (Rope) Study.

Betz O'Connell, A., Pierce, G. L., Santillan, D. A., Devor, E. J., Scroggins, S. M., Brandt, D., Stroud, A. K., Thomas, K. M., Holwerda, S. W., O'Deen, A. L., Dubose, L. E., Grobe, J. L., Sigmund, C. D. & Santillan, M. K. (2017). Abstract P270: First Trimester Elevation in Circulating Endothelin-1 and Arterial Stiffness are Predictive of Late Pregnancy Preeclampsia. (Vols. 70). (Suppl 1), pp. AP270. Hypertension.

Nishimura, T., Polgreen, P. M., Polgreen, L. A., Brandt, D. S., Thomas, K. M., Scroggins, S. M., Evans, N. J., Alexander, L., Santillan, M. K. & Santillan, D. A. (2017). Determining the role of Maternal Leptin and Activity in Pregnancy Outcomes. (Vols. 31). (1), pp. Supplement 692.2. The FASEB Journal.

Santillan, D. A., Davis, H. A., Jacobus, L., Hamilton, W. S., Schappet, J., Scroggins, S. M., Devor, E. J., Brandt, D., Thomas, K. M., Leslie, K. K. & Santillan, M. K. (2017). Building Bridges for Collaboration: the University of Iowa Women’s Health Tissue Repository. (Vols. 31). (1), pp. Supplement LB513. The FASEB Journal.

Santillan, M. K., Santillan, D. A., Scroggins, S. M., Liu, M., Nishimura, T., Ray, A., Sandren, J. A., Witcher, P., Thomas, K., Brandt, D. & Grobe, J. L. (2017). Pregnancy-associated suppression of plasma osmolality is exaggerated in preeclampsia: a window to novel early pathologic mechanisms. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.11.875.

Santillan, M. K., Santillan, D. A., Scroggins, S. M., Liu, M., Nishimura, T., Ray, A., Sandren, J. A., Witcher, P., Thomas, K., Brandt, D. & Grobe, J. L. (2017). Pregnancy-associated suppression of plasma osmolality is exaggerated in preeclampsia: a window to novel early pathologic mechanisms. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.11.875.

Nishimura, T., Polgreen, P., Polgreen, L., Brandt, D., Thomas, K., Evans, N., Alexander, L., Santillan, M. S. & Santillan, D. A. (2016). Activity and Blood Pressure in Pregnancy.

Kim, S., Nishimura, T., Scroggins, S. M., Brandt, D., Thomas, K., Alexander, L., Evans, N., Polgreen, P., Polgreen, L., Santillan, D. A. & Santillan, M. S. (2016). Investigating the effect of activity during pregnancy on renal function and preeclampsia.

Brandt, D. S., Shinkunas, L., Hillis, S. L., Daack-Hirsch, S. E., Driessnack, M., Downing, N. R., Liu, M. F., Shah, L. L., Williams, J. K. & Simon, C. M. (2013). A closer look at the recommended criteria for disclosing genetic results: perspectives of medical genetic specialists, genomic researchers, and institutional review board chairs. Journal of genetic counseling, 22(4), 544-53. PMID: 23547023.

Simon, C., Shinkunas, L. A., Brandt, D. & Williams, J. K. (2012). Individual genetic and genomic research results and the tradition of informed consent: exploring US review board guidance. Journal of medical ethics, 38(7), 417-22. PMID: 22361295.

Williams, J. K., Daack-Hirsch, S., Driessnack, M., Downing, N., Shinkunas, L., Brandt, D. & Simon, C. (2012). Researcher and institutional review board chair perspectives on incidental findings in genomic research. Genetic testing and molecular biomarkers, 16(6), 508-13. PMID: 22352737.

Simon, C. M., Williams, J. K., Shinkunas, L., Brandt, D., Daack-Hirsch, S. & Driessnack, M. (2011). Informed consent and genomic incidental findings: IRB chair perspectives. Journal of empirical research on human research ethics : JERHRE, 6(4), 53-67. PMID: 22228060.

Brandt, D. S., McCarthy, A. M. (2011). Pointing fingers? A review of PI’s response letters to FDA warning letters.

Brandt, D. S., Bosch, M., Bayless, M., Sinkey, C. A., Bodeker, K., Sprenger, K., Johnson, K. & Gilmore, J. M. (2011). A CTSA-sponsored program for clinical research coordination: networking, education, and mentoring. Clinical and translational science, 4(1), 42-7. PMID: 21348955.

Bosch, M., Bayless, M., Brandt, D. S., Johnson, K. J., Sinkey, C. & Sprenger, K. J. (2010). Development of a research specific educational series; the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science basic certificate series for research professionals.

Noe, M. H., Messingham, K. A., Brandt, D. S., Andrews, J. I. & Fairley, J. A. (2010). Pregnant women have increased incidence of IgE autoantibodies reactive with the skin and placental antigen BP180 (type XVII collagen). Journal of reproductive immunology, 85(2), 198-204. PMID: 20471095.

Weir, L. F., Nygaard, I. E., Wilken, J., Brandt, D. & Janz, K. F. (2006). Postoperative activity restrictions: any evidence?. Obstetrics and gynecology, 107(2 Pt 1), 305-9. PMID: 16449116.

Nygaard, I., Bradley, C. & Brandt, D. (2004). Pelvic organ prolapse in older women: prevalence and risk factors. Obstetrics and gynecology, 104(3), 489-97. PMID: 15339758.

Bradley, C., Brandt, D. & Nygaard, I. (2004). Pelvic organ prolapse in older women: prevalence and risk factors.

Dunn, M., Brandt, D. & Nygaard, I. (2002). Treatment of exercise incontinence with a urethral insert: a pilot study in women. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 30(1), 45-8. PMID: 20086499.