Executive Associate Dean for Research

Charlotte A. Hobbs, M.D., Ph.D.
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Dr. Charlotte Hobbs, a neonatologist, epidemiologist and national leader in birth defects research, has worked to catalyze bench-to-bedside research across departments and research groups in the College of Medicine as executive associate dean for research since June 2014.

Dr. Hobbs is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, where she was chief of the Birth Defects Research Section from 2001 to 2015. She has served as principal investigator of the Arkansas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention – a leading U.S. Centers for Disease Control-supported birth defects research site – since 2002. She was scientific director of the Arkansas Reproductive Health Monitoring System from 1996 to 2015 and continues to serve as medical director.

Among many national roles, Dr. Hobbs was selected as the non-federal co-chair of the landmark National Children’s Study Birth Defects Working Group. She also served on the March of Dimes national Scientific Advisory Committee on Prematurity.

Dr. Hobbs received her Ph.D. in epidemiology and biostatistics at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, in 1991 and her medical degree at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1992. She completed her residency in pediatrics at UAMS and joined the faculty in 1996. Honors include her investiture as the Pamela D. Stephens Endowed Chair for Birth Defects Research at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) in 2004, being named the College of Medicine’s Distinguished Faculty Scholar in 2008, and receiving the Robert H. Fiser Jr. Research Achievement Award at ACH in 2013.

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