Courtney Marsh, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Reproductive Endocrinology Division, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology

MD, University of Kansas, 2006
Residency, Emory University, 2006-2010

My research focuses on modification of known risk factors in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to reduce prevalence of PCOS related co-morbidities such as infertility, endometrial cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obstructive sleep apnea.  My research focuses on understanding link between obesity and PCOS through non-invasive neuroimaging techniques.  Findings from this translational research will be used to tailor weight loss in reproductive aged individuals.  Previously, I researched hypothalamic feedback of estrogen in anovulatory mice and emotional and cognitive processing in PCOS women using fMRI.  Currently, I am part of a multidisciplinary team with interests in obesity, reproductive, and metabolic diseases.  We use functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques to better understand satiety and food cues in reproductive aged women.  Hormones and metabolic profile will be obtained to correlate with brain activation with food processing to further tailor weight loss therapy.

Selected Publications

Greenwald-Yarnell M, Marsh C, Allison M, Cravo R, Elias C, Moenter S, Myers Jr MG.  ERalpha in ARC kisspeptin/neurokinin B neurons inhibits reproductive function and puberty onset in female mice.  Submitted Journal of Neuroscience

Marsh CA, Berent-Spillson A, Love T, Persad CC, Zubieta JK, Smith YR.  Functional Neuroimaging of Emotional Processing in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - A Case-Control Pilot Study.  Fertil Steril. 2013 Apr 1

Last modified: Feb 24, 2014


Courtney Marsh, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor