Past research experiences
2006 Research intern, Anti-shock garment (NASG) study, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
2006-07 Thomas J. Watson fellow, Obstetric patient safety in Mexico, India and Southern Africa
" Research Assistant, Quality of care at delivery study, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico
" Intern, Kolkata National Medical Hospital, India
" Intern, Botswana-Harvard Partnership, Botswana
2008-09 Research assistant, Mothers' Outcomes After Delivery (MOAD) study, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Current research/areas of interest
Clinical trials evaluating interventions to improve obstetric outcomes in less developed regions, in addition to cost-effectiveness simulations and analysis. Focus on use of misoprostol and anti-shock garment as early treatment measures to reduce morbidity and mortality attributable to postpartum hemorrhage.
After completing an OB/GYN residency, Tori plans to work at an academic medical center in the U.S., serving indigent patients and conducting international clinical trials.
Words of wisdom
Narrow your interests as soon as possible and find a mentor who shares your vision and is willing to guide you and help you develop into a physician-researcher.
Meetings and abstracts
2009 Bishai D, Sutherland T. "Cost effectiveness of misoprostol vs. iron." Abstract
for IHEA 2009 Beijing.
2008 Sutherland T., Bishai D. "Cost-effectiveness of two maternal mortality
interventions in rural India." Abstract presented at APHA 2008 San Diego and PPH working group meeting 2009 Washington D.C.
2006 Ojengbede O., Miller S., Morhason Bello IO., Turan J., Dau K., McDonough L., Fabamwo A., Solanke O., Galandanchi H., Awal M., Sutherland T., Ojengbede A., Hensleigh, P. "An Analysis of hemorrage reduction and improved recovery among patients with hypovolemic shock secondary to post partum and post abortion hemorrhage: A pilot study of the NASG in Nigeria." Abstract for FIGO 2006 Kuala Lumpur, also published in conference proceedings.
2009 Sutherland T., Meyer C., Bishai D., Gellar S, Miller S. Community-based distribution of misoprostol for prevention or treatment of PPH: Cost-effectiveness, mortality and morbidity reduction analysis. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2009; doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2009.11.007.
2009 Sutherland T., Bishai D. Cost-effectiveness of two maternal mortality interventions in rural India. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2009; 104(3):189-93.
2007 Miller S., Turan J.M., Dau K., Fathalla M., Mourad M., Sutherland T., Hamza S., Lester F., Gibson E.B., Gipson R., Nada K., Hensleigh P. "Can the non-pneumatic anti-shock garment (NASG) help women survive delays contributing to maternal mortality in low-resource settings?" Global Public Health Journal 2007;2(2): 110-124.