Dr. Maeder's interests include use of oxytocin infusion for labor induction and augmentation, and labor outcomes, such as length of labor and cesarean delivery rate, for women across BMI groups. Specifically, Dr. Maeder is interested in the safe and effective administration of intravenous oxytocin, and how this relates to labor outcomes for women across BMI groups and their newborns. Additional areas of interest include differences in endogenous oxytocin plasma concentrations for women across BMI groups.
Dr. Maeder received her PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015 and her BSN from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2005.
Dr. Maeder currently teaches NURS 331: Nursing Care of Childbearing Women and Families
Dr. Maeder currently practices as a Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse.
Dr. Maeder received The DAISY Faculty Award in 2017, and the Illinois Nurses Foundation 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader Award in 2017
Maeder, A. B., Vonderheid, S. C., Park, C. G., Bell, A. F., McFarlin, B. L., Vincent, C., & Carter, C. S. (2017). Titration of intravenous oxytocin infusion for postdates induction of labor across body mass index groups. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nurses, 46(4), 494-507. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2017.02.006
Liese, K. L., & Maeder, A. B. (2017). Safer Muslim motherhood: Social conditions and maternal mortality in the Muslim world. Global Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2017.1373837
Dr. Maeder received an Internal Research Support Program (IRSP) Grant from the UIC College of Nursing in 2017 and will be conducting a feasibility study to measure endogenous plasma oxytocin concentration, endogenous plasma vasopressin concentration, and oxytocin receptor gene DNA methylation markers between BMI groups. The study team will evaluate whether differences in these measures between BMI groups are related to differences in labor outcomes including cesarean birth and length of labor.