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Dr. Carrie A. Cwiak

Dr. Carrie A. Cwiak, MD, MPH

Dr. Carrie A. Cwiak completed her medical degree at Saint Louis University and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Connecticut. She completed her Fellowship in Family Planning and Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology at Emory. She has been providing patient care for the Grady Health System since 2001. She specializes in contraceptive and reproductive health care, especially for high-risk patients, and has completed studies and published in this area. She teaches health care providers, fellows, residents, and students. She currently sees patients in the Family Planning Clinic.


  • Obstetrics/Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Obstetrics/Gynecology


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • Internship: University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Connecticut Health Center

Honors & Awards

2013 Feminist Women’s Health Center Medical Innovation and Leadership Award

2014 Medical Students for Choice Alumni Award

2016 Excellence in Teaching in Family Planning Award


Todd HM, Dundoo VL, Gerber WR, Cwiak C, Baldassare JJ, Hertelendy F. Effect of cytokines on prostaglandin E2 and prostacyclin production in primary cultures of human myometrial cells. Journal of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 4, 161-7, July-August 1996.

Ansell DA, Schiff G, Dick S, Cwiak C, Wright K. Voting with their feet: Public hospitals, health reform, and patient choices. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 88, No. 3, p.439-41, March 1998.

Cwiak C, Gellasch T, Zieman M. Peri-partum contraceptive attitudes and practices. Contraception, Vol. 70, No. 5, p.383-6, November 2004.

Cwiak C, Edelman A, Hatcher RA, Zieman M, Nichols M, Jensen J, Emmons S, Khan I. Teaching contraception: An interactive presentation using managing contraception. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 191, No.5, p.1788-92, November 2004.

Cwiak CA, Emmons SL, Khan IM, Edelman AB. A comparison of different contraceptive curriculums and their impact on knowledge retention and learning skills of medical students. Contraception, Vol. 73, No. 6, p.609-12, June 2006.

Westhoff CL, Heartwell S, Edwards S, Zieman M, Stuart G, Cwiak C, Davis A, Robilotto T, Cushman L, Kalmuss D. Oral contraceptive discontinuation: Do side effects matter? American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 196, No. 4, p. 412, e1-6, April 2007.

Edelman A, Lew R, Cwiak C, Nichols M, Jensen J. Acceptability of contraceptive-induced amenorrhea in a racially diverse group of U.S. women. Contraception, Vol 75, No. 6, p.450-3, June 2007.

Hayes J, Cwiak C, Goedken P, Zieman M. A pilot clinical trial of ultrasound guided postplacental insertion of a levonorgestrel intrauterine device. Contraception, Vol. 76, No. 4, p.292-6, October 2007.

Lalor Olsen M, Cwiak C, Koudelka C, Jensen J. Desired qualities and hypothetical contextual use of vaginal microbicides in a diverse sample of U.S. women. Contraception, Vol. 76, No. 4, p.314-8, October 2007.

Kottke M, Cwiak C. Nondaily contraceptive options: User benefits, potential for high continuation, and counseling issues. Obstet Gynecol Surv, Vol. 63, No. 10, p. 661-8, October 2008.

Lathrop E, Telemaque Y, Goedken P, Andes K, Jamieson DJ, Cwiak C. Postpartum contraceptive needs in northern Haiti. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 112, No. 3, p.239-42, March 2011.

Bednarek PH, Creinin MD, Reeves, MF, Cwiak C, Espey E, Jensen JT, for the Post-Aspiration IUD Randomization (PAIR) Study Trial Group. Immediate versus delayed intrauterine device insertion after uterine aspiration. New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 364, No. 23, p.2208-17, June 2011.

Haddad LB, Curtis KM, Legarty-Williams JK, Cwiak C, Jamieson DJ. Contraception for individuals with sickle cell disease: A systematic review of the literature. Contraception, Vol. 85, No. 6, p.527-37, June 2012.

Badell ML, Lathrop E, Haddad LB, Goedken P, Nguyen ML, Cwiak CA. Reproductive healthcare needs and desires in a cohort of HIV-positive women. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol, 2012, Epub 2012, June 13.

Cleary TP, Tepper NK, Cwiak C, Whiteman MK, Jamieson DJ, Marchbanks PA, Curtis KM. Pregnancies after hysteroscopic sterilization: A systematic review. Contraception. 2013 May; 87(5):539-48.

Lathrop E, Telemaque Y, Haddad L, Stephenson R, Goedken P, Cwiak C, Jamieson DJ. Knowledge and use of and opportunities for emergency contraception in Northern Haiti. Int J Gynecol Obstet. 2013Apr; 121(1): 60-3.

Allen RH, Cwiak CA, Kaunitz AM. Contraception in women over 40 years of age. CMAJ. 2013 Apr 16; 185(7):565-73.

Painter J, Cene-Kush C, Conner A, Cwiak C, Haddad L, Mulligan M, DiClemente R. Anticipated HIV vaccine acceptability among sexually active African-American adult women. Vaccines. 2013 Apr; 1(2), 88-104.

Cwiak C, Allen R, Kaunitz AM. Hormonal and intrauterine contraception for women aged 40 years and older. Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2013 Sep; 9(5):421-4.

Haddad L, Cwiak C, Jamieson DJ, Feldacker C, Tweya H, Hosseinipour M, Hoffman I, Bryant AG, Stuart GS, Noah I, Mulundila L, Samala B, Mayne P, Phiri S. Contraceptive adherence among HIV-infected women in Malawi: a randomized controlled trial of the copper intrauterine device and depot medroxyprogesterone acetate. Contraception. 2013 Dec; 88(6):737-43.

Jatlaoui T, Marcus M, Jamieson DJ, Goedken P, Cwiak, C . Postplacental intrauterine device insertion at a teaching hospital. Contraception. 2014 Jun; 89(6):528-33.

Haddad LB, Feldacker C, Jamieson DJ, Tweya H, Cwiak C, Bryant AG, Hosseinipour MC, Chaweza T, Mlundira L, Kachale F, Stuart GS, Hoffman I, Phiri S. Medical eligibility, contraceptive choice, and intrauterine device acceptance among HIV-infected women receiving antiretroviral therapy in Lilongwe, Malawi. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2014 Sep; 126(3):213-6.

Shifren JL, Gass ML; NAMS Recommendations for Clinical Care of Midlife Women Working Group. The North American Menopause Society recommendations for clinical care of midlife women. Menopause. 2014 Oct; 21(10):1038-62.

Hall KS, Steinberg JR, Cwiak CA, Allen RH, Marcus SM. Contraception and mental health: A commentary on the evidence and principles for practice. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jun; 212(6):740-6.

Buchsbaum A, Gallo MF, Whiteman MK, Cwiak C, Goedken P, Kraft JM, Jamieson DJ, Kottke M. Sexually transmitted disease partner notification among African-American adolescent women. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol, 2014, Epub 2014, Dec. 25.

Bednarek PH, Creinin MD, Reeves MF, Cwiak C, Espey E, Jensen JT. Prophylactic ibuprofen does not improve pain with IUD insertion: A randomized trial. Contraception. 2015 Mar; 91(3):193-7. Daniel R. Mishell Jr, MD, 2014-15 Outstanding article award

Haddad LB, Feldacker C, Jamieson DJ, Tweya H, Cwiak, C, Chaweza T, Mlundira L, Chiwoko J, Samala B, Kachale F, Bryant AG, Hosseinipour MC, Stuart GS, Hoffman I, Phiri S. Pregnancy prevention and condom use practices among HIV-Infected women on antiretroviral therapy seeking family planning in Lilongwe, Malawi. PloS one. 2015 Mar; 10(3):e0121039.

Allen RH, Cwiak CA. Contraception for midlife women. Menopause. 2016 Jan; 23(1):111-3.

Cwiak CA, Allen RH. January Editorial. Contraception. 2016 Jan; 93(1):1-2.

Jatlaoui TC, Cordes S, Goedken P, Jamieson DJ, Cwiak C. Family planning knowledge, attitudes and practices among bariatric healthcare providers. Contraception. 2016 May; 93(5):455-62.

Cwiak C, Howard B, Hsieh J, Ricciotti N, Sucato GS. Sexual and Contraceptive Behaviors among Adolescents Requesting Emergency Contraception. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Dec; 29(6):643-647.

Sridhar A, Cwiak CA, Kaunitz AM, Allen RH. Contraceptive Considerations for Women with Gastrointestinal Disorders. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Jan; 62(1):54-63.

Hofler LG, Cordes S, Cwiak CA, Goedken P, Jamieson DJ, Kottke M. Implementing Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Programs. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jan; 129(1):3-9.

Travers CD, Spencer JB, Cwiak CA, Mertens AC, Howards PP. Differences in Tubal Ligation Incidence in the State of Georgia, USA. J Rural Health. 2017 Jul 21.

Darney PD, Stuart GS, Thomas MA, Cwiak C, Olariu A, Creinin MD. Amenorrhea rates and predictors during one year of levonorgestrel 52mg intrauterine system use. Contraception. 2017 Oct 13.

Painter J, Cene-Kush C, Conner A, Cwiak C, Haddad L, Mulligan M, DiClemente R. Theory-Based Analysis of interest in an HIV vaccine for reasons indicative of risk compensation among African American Women. Health Ed and Behav. Accepted for publication.