Christina D. Yarrington, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology

MD, Boston University School of Medicine
MTS, Harvard Divinity School

Pronouns: she/her/hers



I am a maternal fetal medicine specialist at Boston Medical Center. I am also the director of Labor and Delivery and the division director for Maternal Fetal Medicine. In my clinical work I care for patients with complications during their pregnancy or after delivery. I am also actively involved in elevating innovation in obstetric care. I recently implemented a program equipping women at risk for hypertensive morbidity postpartum with a cell enabled blood pressure cuff. As they check their BP once a day, at a time in the hectic early days of newborn parenting that best represents their health, my team of nurses reviews their data and reaches out to screen for symptoms and/or start medications according to my algorithm. This work has elevated our ascertainment of BP in the early weeks postpartum - a time of highest risk for stroke - to over 95%. Additionally, equipped and empowered to check and interpret their own blood pressures, women have presented for care and intervention earlier than prior to the program, offering the opportunity to intervene before hypertensive crisis.

My research focuses on postpartum hypertension as it relates to two related fields: 1.) cardiovascular health across the lifespan and 2.) health inequities. I am supported by the NIH and HHS in my research on postpartum blood pressure trajectories and predictive value in relation to events of SMM in the first year postpartum. This work is further enriched by a qualitative limb that examines patient attitudes, acceptability, and self-efficacy via semistructured patient interviews. The latter work is fueled by BMC's Health Equity Accelerator. Enabled by resources within the hospital and supported by generous donors, I am leading a team to implement technology, patient feedback, and targeted QI interventions to address our internal inequitable outcomes attributable to preeclampsia.



Postpartum Remote Blood Pressure Monitoring Program: Study of Reducing Severe Maternal Morbidity among Black and Latina Women by Incorporating Patient Experiences and Systems Science
08/01/2021 - 05/31/2026 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University, BUMC National Heart, Lung
1R01HL158864-01

Cloud-Connected Remote Blood Pressure Monitoring Program dur
02/01/2021 - 12/31/2022 (PI)
Office of Women's Health/DHHS


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  1. Young S, Wang MJ, Srivastava A, Abbas D, Alexander M, Claus L, Tummala S, Yarrington C, Comfort A. Intrapartum magnesium sulfate exposure and obstetric hemorrhage risk. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2022 Jun 15; 1-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35704050
     
  2. Vasudevan A, Achu R, Perry A, Yarrington C, Norris M, Tracy L, Spence NZ. Impact of pregnancy on airway complications after intubation for COVID-19 infection: A case series. Am J Otolaryngol. 2022 Sep-Oct; 43(5):103522.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35696815; PMCID: PMC9161698; DOI: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2022.103522;
     
  3. Ellison J, Wang C, Yarrington C, Connors P, Hanchate A. Insurance and geographic variations in non-invasive prenatal testing. Prenat Diagn. 2022 Jul; 42(8):1004-1007.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35484945; PMCID: PMC9296593; DOI: 10.1002/pd.6155;
     
  4. Taglauer ES, Dhole Y, Boateng J, Snyder-Cappione J, Parker SE, Clarke K, Juttukonda L, Devera J, Hunnewell J, Barnett E, Jia H, Yarrington C, Sabharwal V, Wachman EM. Evaluation of maternal-infant dyad inflammatory cytokines in pregnancies affected by maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection in early and late gestation. J Perinatol. 2022 Oct; 42(10):1319-1327.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35449446; PMCID: PMC9022897; DOI: 10.1038/s41372-022-01391-9;
     
  5. Murray Horwitz ME, Fisher MA, Prifti CA, Rich-Edwards JW, Yarrington CD, White KO, Battaglia TA. Primary Care-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management After Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: a Narrative Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 03; 37(4):912-921.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34993867; PMCID: PMC8734553; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-021-07149-x;
     
  6. Boateng JO, Wachman EM, Turcinovic J, Devera J, Jain M, Jean-Sicard S, Woodard E, Cruikshank A, Sinha B, Bartolome R, Barnett ED, Parker MG, Yarrington C, Connor JH, Taglauer E, Sabharwal V. SARS-CoV-2 in infant urine and fecal samples after in utero COVID-19 exposure. Pediatr Res. 2022 Aug; 92(2):536-540.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34718351; PMCID: PMC8556813; DOI: 10.1038/s41390-021-01822-x;
     
  7. Deck GM, Yarrington CD, Pennell PB. Factors associated with anti-seizure medication utilization for eclamptic seizures: 1995-2015. Epilepsy Behav. 2021 Sep 29; 124:108299. PMID: 34600278
     
  8. Adegoke TM, Pinder LF, Ndiwane N, Parker SE, Vragovic O, Yarrington CD. Inequities in Adverse Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes: The Effect of Maternal Race and Nativity. Matern Child Health J. 2022 Apr; 26(4):823-833.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34424456; DOI: 10.1007/s10995-021-03225-0;
     
  9. Yarrington CD, Smith-Lin C, Neuhalfen R, Hanchate A, Connors P, Wang C. Racial and ethnic differences in uptake of cell-free fetal DNA aneuploidy screening in an urban safety net hospital. Prenat Diagn. 2021 Oct; 41(11):1389-1394.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34369603; DOI: 10.1002/pd.6029;
     
  10. Sabharwal V, Bartolome R, Hassan SA, Levesque BM, Camelo IY, Wachman EM, Figueira M, Yarrington CD, Cooper ER, Barnett ED, Parker MG. Mother-Infant Dyads with COVID-19 at an Urban, Safety-Net Hospital: Clinical Manifestations and Birth Outcomes. Am J Perinatol. 2021 06; 38(7):741-746.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33853145
     
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While early in my career I have mentored residents and fellows both in my division as well as outside. There are numerous areas where pregnancy crosses into other fields including pharmacology, nephrology, cardiology and infectious disease. I am eager to both partner with other investigators as well as provide extra-disciplinary mentorship on projects that touch on key components of women's health.

I am also happy to discuss work/life integration. As a woman who started a family during residency at BMC and maintains a commute from a home well outside of Boston for the sake of the community prized by my husband and kids I am constantly reflecting on integration and defining balance.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Project Mentor
  • Work / Life Integration Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')

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