Erica E. Marsh, MD, MSCI, FACOG, is the S. Jan Behrman Collegiate Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of OBGYN. She also holds an appointment in the Department of Women’s Studies. Dr. Marsh is the Founder and Director of the Women’s Health and Reproductive Disparities Collaborative (onWHARD), a group committed to advancing reproductive health through meaningful research, empowering education, and committed advocacy. She is also the Director of Community Engagement for the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (NIH-funded CTSA program) at UM.
Dr. Marsh graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and cum laude from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency at the Integrated OBGYN Residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital followed by a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship at Northwestern University. She also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Northwestern. After completing fellowship in 2008, Dr. Marsh joined the faculty at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. In 2016, Dr. Marsh joined the faculty at UM.
Dr. Marsh has received millions of dollars in funding to support her research and has published significantly in the area of fibroids, patient perspectives, and health disparities in reproductive health. Her work is currently funded by the NICHD, NIMHD, and PCORI.
Dr. Marsh’s research area of interest is comparative reproductive health across populations. Her focus is on developing a holistic understanding of uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, and ovarian reserve. To that end, her research examines the pathophysiology, clinical impact, and related social determinants of these conditions while investigating patient experiences and how symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments affect larger communities. In 2015, she received the Ira and Esther Rosenwaks New Investigator Award from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine in recognition of her work.
Dr. Marsh is a committed community advocate, scientific mentor, and proponent of community-engaged research. She actively builds partnerships to develop relevant research agendas with diverse teams inclusive of community members and organizations, faculty colleagues, fellows, residents, and students to conduct socially-meaningful research and support positive research experiences. While at Northwestern, she founded and directed the Northwestern Medicine Scholars Program, a high school pipeline program that was recognized by the AAMC. She also served as a Director to the Cook County Board of Health and Hospital Services. For these efforts, she was named the 2012 Community Health Volunteer Specialist of the Year Award and was awarded the 2013 Chicago Urban League STEM Innovator Award, the 2013 Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation Physician Community Service Excellence Award, the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award from Northwestern Memorial Hospital.