faculty profile

Mulubrhan Mogos   PhD, MSc, FAHA

Assistant Professor


My career research goal is to investigate the health effects of behavioral, biological and environmental risk factors on maternal cardiovascular health, and explore potential interventions that reduce cardiovascular disease risk among women. The long-term goal of my research program is to reduce adverse fetal-maternal outcomes and eliminate health disparity in pregnancies complicated by cardiovascular disease including hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. I have extensive experience in women's cardiovascular health, quantitative research methods, and the application of large databases for research in women's cardiovascular health.


  • PhD, Nursing Science; University of South Florida
  • MSc, Child Health Nursing; State University of New York at Stony Book
  • BSc, Nursing; Asmara University

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Women's Health
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Pregnancy Outcomes
  • Data Science

Academic Interests

  • NRSC 8312: Programs of Research and Grant Writing
  • NRSC 8368: Contextual Nature of Health
  • NRSC 8305: Informatics for Scholarly Inquiry

Current Projects

24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Parameters during Pregnancy: A Pilot Study


2017-2019: Mogos, MF (co-I, 15% effort) McFarlin, B. and O'Brien. Jr., W.D (PIs). QUS Technology for Identifying At-Risk Women for Spontaneous Preterm Birth. $2.84, million (1R01HD089935-01).

2015-2016: Mogos, M.F. (PI). Enhancing IHB-FIMR data to stimulate fetal and infant mortality reduction strategies in Marion County. Funded by Indiana State Department of Health (Total costs $20,000 for one year).

2011-2013: Salihu HM (PI), Mogos MF (Research Associate). Clinically enhanced multi-purpose administrative datasets for comparative effectiveness research in the state of Florida (R01 HS19997).

2010-2013: Lengacher, C (PI), Mogos MF (Assistant Data Manager). MBSR symptom cluster trial for breast cancer survivors (R01 CA131080-02S1).

2019 - Present: Mogos, M.F. (PI). Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing Start up Fund. 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Parameters during Pregnancy: A Pilot Study, $30,000.

2017-2019: Mogos. M.F. (Co-PI), Liese, K.L. (co-PI). IGNITE award: Intrapartum inequalities: Birth experiences and interventions among immigrant women in Chicago. University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, $10,000.

2014-2015: Mogos, M.F (PI). The Rose M. Mays Excellence in Teaching Diversity Fund award. Indiana University, College of Nursing. $20,000.

Representative Publications


Briller, J. E., Mogos, M. F., Muchira, J. M., & Piano, M. R. (2021). Pregnancy Associated Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: Risk Factors and Maternal Morbidity. J Card Fail. doi:10.1016/j.cardfail.2020.12.020.

Muchira, J. M., Gona, P. N., Mogos, M. F., Stuart-Shor, E., Leveille, S. G., Piano, M. R., & Hayman, L. L. (2020). Temporal Trends and Familial Clustering of Ideal Cardiovascular Health in Parents and Offspring Over the Life Course: An Investigation Using The Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc, 9(12), e016292. doi:10.1161/jaha.120.016292.

Mogos, M. F., Liese, K. L., Thornton, P. D., Manuck, T. A., O?Brien, W. D., Jr., & McFarlin, B. L. (2020). Inpatient Maternal Mortality in the United States, 2002-2014. Nurs Res, 69(1), 42-50. doi:10.1097/nnr.0000000000000397.

Liese, K. L., Mogos, M., Abboud, S., Decocker, K., Koch, A. R., & Geller, S. E. (2019). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Severe Maternal Morbidity in the United States. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities, 6(4), 790-798. doi:10.1007/s40615-019-00577-w.

Mogos, M. F., Jones, L. M., Robinson, N. S., Whitehead, A. O., Piscotty, R., & Goba, G. K. (2019). Prevalence, Correlates, and Outcomes of Co-Occurring Depression and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy. J Womens Health (Larchmt), 28(11), 1460-1467. doi:10.1089/jwh.2018.7144.

Mogos, M. F., Salemi, J. L., Phillips, S. A., & Piano, M. R. (2019). Contemporary Appraisal of Sex Differences in Prevalence, Correlates, and Outcomes of Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy. Alcohol Alcohol, 54(4), 386-395. doi:10.1093/alcalc/agz050.

Thornton, P. D., Campbell, R. T., Mogos, M. F., Klima, C. S., Parsson, J., & Strid, M. (2019). Meconium aspiration syndrome: Incidence and outcomes using discharge data. Early Hum Dev, 136, 21-26. doi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2019.06.011.

Mogos, M. F., Piano, M. R., McFarlin, B. L., Salemi, J. L., Liese, K. L., & Briller, J. E. (2018). Heart Failure in Pregnant Women: A Concern Across the Pregnancy Continuum. Circ Heart Fail, 11(1), e004005. doi:10.1161/circheartfailure.117.004005.

Mogos, M. F., Salemi, J. L., Spooner, K. K., McFarlin, B. L., & Salihu, H. H. (2018). Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and postpartum readmission in the United States: national surveillance of the revolving door. J Hypertens, 36(3), 608-618. doi:10.1097/hjh.0000000000001594.

Salihu, H. M., Salemi, J. L., Aggarwal, A., Steele, B. F., Pepper, R. C., Mogos, M. F., & Aliyu, M. H. (2018). Opioid Drug Use and Acute Cardiac Events Among Pregnant Women in the United States. Am J Med, 131(1), 64-71.e61. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.07.023.

Mogos, M. F., Salinas-Miranda, A. A., Salemi, J. L., Medina, I. M., & Salihu, H. M. (2017). Pregnancy-Related Hypertensive Disorders and Immigrant Status: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Epidemiological Studies. J Immigr Minor Health, 19(6), 1488-1497. doi:10.1007/s10903-016-0410-6.

Mogos, M. F., Salemi, J. L., Spooner, K. K., McFarlin, B. L., & Salihu, H. M. (2016). Differences in Mortality Between Pregnant and Nonpregnant Women After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Obstet Gynecol, 128(4), 880-888. doi:10.1097/aog.0000000000001629.

Representative Presentations

Mogos MF. In-hospital Maternal Mortality is more prevalent during the postpartum period. Oral presentation at the Council for Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) conference. Washington, DC: September 14th, 2018.

Mogos, MF; Salinas Miranda, AA; Salemi, JL; Salihu, HM; Medina, IM; Salemi, JL. Pre-eclampsia and immigrant status: a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies. Society of Reproductive Investigation conference. Montreal, Canada: March 15th-19th, 2016.


Journal of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (2020 - Present)

Journal of Alcohol and Alcoholism (2020 - Present)

Journal of American College of Cardiology (2019 - Present)

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2016 - Present)

Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare (2015 - Present)

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (2014- Present)

Journal of Nursing Outlook (2014)

Professional Organizations

  • Tennessee Nurse Association (2020 - Present)
  • American Health Association (2017 - Present)
  • Council on Cardiovascular Stroke Nursing (2017 - Present)
  • Sigma Teta Tau International (2016 - Present)
  • American Public Health Association (2009 - 2016)


  • Valere Potter Distinguished Dean's Faculty Fellow, 2020
  • Vanderbilt University Provost's Research Studio Award, 2019
  • Affiliate scholar of NIH funded clinical and translational science (CATS) scholar program (University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018
  • Award for most cited original research paper presented at the society of Gynecologic surgeons and published at the American Journal of Gynecology, 2018
  • Fellow scholar of NIH-NHLBI funded program to increase diversity among individuals engaged in cardiovascular health-related research (PRIDE-CVD), 2017 - 2018