Liping Feng

Liping Feng

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

My research has focused on understanding the mechanisms of pregnancy complications associated with infection and maternal chemical exposures. These works are translated then to the clinical care of women through studies dedicated to identify risk factors and novel biomarkers for early prediction and prevention of adverse birth outcomes.

Liping Feng, MD, devotes her entire career to improving pregnancy outcomes through innovative research. Dr. Feng conducts both basic science/laboratory research, as well as participates in clinical studies. Her laboratory has focused on understanding the mechanisms of preterm birth, which is an important cause of perinatal and neonates’ mortality and morbidity. Currently, she has three lines of investigation focused on the roles of inflammation/infection, genetic variation, and environmental exposure in pregnancy complications, such as preterm birth and preeclampsia. This work is translated then to the clinical care of women through studies dedicated to identify risk factors and novel biomarkers for early prediction and prevention of pregnancy complications.

In addition, Dr. Feng has established an international collaboration in Global Women’s Health. She has recently affiliated with the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and participates in a DGHI research. She has an interest in DGHI education, and service or policy initiatives, including mentoring and teaching graduate and professional students on fieldwork and research.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 303 Research Drive, 246 Sands, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 613-1459
  • Email Address: feng0007@mc.duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • M.D. Harbin Medical University (China), 1997

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Distinguished Student Award and Scholarship. Harbin Medical University.. 1997
  • Distinguished Student Award and Scholarship. Harbin Medical University.. 1996
  • Distinguished Student Award and Scholarship. Harbin Medical University.. 1995
  • Distinguished Student Award and Scholarship. Harbin Medical University.. 1994
  • Distinguished Student Award and Scholarship. Harbin Medical University.. 1993

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Ye, Y; Zhou, Q; Feng, L; Wu, J; Xiong, Y; Li, X, Maternal serum bisphenol A levels and risk of pre-eclampsia: a nested case-control study., European Journal of Public Health, vol 27 no. 6 (2017), pp. 1102-1107 [10.1093/eurpub/ckx148] [abs].
  • Smrtka, MP; Feng, L; Murtha, AP; Grotegut, CA, Thrombin-Induced Inflammation in Human Decidual Cells Is Not Affected By Heparin., Reproductive Sciences, vol 24 no. 8 (2017), pp. 1154-1163 [10.1177/1933719116678685] [abs].
  • Wang, X; Ouyang, F; Feng, L; Wang, X; Liu, Z; Zhang, J, Maternal Urinary Triclosan Concentration in Relation to Maternal and Neonatal Thyroid Hormone Levels: A Prospective Study., Environmental health perspectives, vol 125 no. 6 (2017) [10.1289/ehp500] [abs].
  • Ju, R; Siddiqui, N; Garrett, J; Feng, L; Heit, M, A validated translation of a survey for measuring incontinence knowledge in Chinese-speaking American immigrants., International Urogynecology Journal, vol 28 no. 6 (2017), pp. 851-856 [10.1007/s00192-016-3215-1] [abs].
  • Allen, TK; Feng, L; Marinello, W; Buhimischi, IA; Murtha, AP, Progestins Inhibit IL1 beta Induced MMP9 Activity and GM-CSF Production from Primary Chorion Cells., Reproductive Sciences, vol 24 (2017), pp. 113A-113A [abs].