Last Name

Jennifer L. Pfau, MD

TitleClinical Assistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentFamily Medicine
Address771 Albany St
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-4465
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-7424-5444
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Pfau practices at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center where she works with a primarily Spanish-speaking immigrant/underserved patient population. She precepts the residents at EBNHC and serves as a resident advisor. Dr. Pfau has a strong interest in maternal/child and reproductive health-- she is a certified ALSO instructor and is currently the course director for the fourth year medical student MCH elective. Dr. Pfau also has an interest in international health and has traveled to Nicaragua, Peru, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Lesotho as a medical volunteer. When she is not busy working, she enjoys trying new restaurants, hiking/camping and playing with her dog (Snickers).

Expertise in maternal child health:
1) course director for the fourth year medical student Maternal Child Health elective (started in 2010).
2) 2011-2012: participated in the Centering Pregnancy focus group/steering committee at EBNHC to try and introduce/incorporate group prenatal care; ran a pilot group in 2010 with the help of a Nurse Practitioner and Medical Assistant.
3) ALSO instructor.

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
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  1. Quadros PS, Pfau JL, Wagner CK. Distribution of progesterone receptor immunoreactivity in the fetal and neonatal rat forebrain. J Comp Neurol. 2007 Sep 1; 504(1):42-56. PMID: 17614295.
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  2. Barks JD, Liu YQ, Shangguan Y, Li J, Pfau J, Silverstein FS. Impact of indolent inflammation on neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in mice. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2008 Feb; 26(1):57-65. PMID: 17923368.
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  3. Wagner CK, Xu J, Pfau JL, Quadros PS, De Vries GJ, Arnold AP. Neonatal mice possessing an Sry transgene show a masculinized pattern of progesterone receptor expression in the brain independent of sex chromosome status. Endocrinology. 2004 Mar; 145(3):1046-9. PMID: 14645115.
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  4. Quadros PS, Pfau JL, Goldstein AY, De Vries GJ, Wagner CK. Sex differences in progesterone receptor expression: a potential mechanism for estradiol-mediated sexual differentiation. Endocrinology. 2002 Oct; 143(10):3727-39. PMID: 12239082.
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  5. Wagner CK, Pfau JL, De Vries GJ, Merchenthaler IJ. Sex differences in progesterone receptor immunoreactivity in neonatal mouse brain depend on estrogen receptor alpha expression. J Neurobiol. 2001 Jun 5; 47(3):176-82. PMID: 11333399.
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