faculty profile

Mulubrhan Mogos   PhD, MSc

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. In 2017, I became the recipient of NHLBI-sponsored summer institute training: Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Cardiovascular Health-Related Research (PRIDE) - Cardiovascular disease program, at SUNY Downstate. The NHLBI funded PRIDE-CVD program, encourages under represented researchers from diverse backgrounds to further develop their research skills and enhance their ability to secure external funding in research related to CVD. I have extensive experience in women's cardiovascular health, quantitative research methods, and the application of large databases for research in women's 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 Outcome
  • Data Science

Academic Interests

  • Research methods
  • Data Science



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). November 09, 2017 - November 10,2022.

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).


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


Mogos MF, Salemi JL, Phillips SA, Piano MR. Contemporary Appraisal of Sex Differences in Prevalence, Correlates, and Outcomes of Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy. Alcohol Alcohol 2019;54(4):386-95 doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agz050. 

Mogos MF, Jones LM, Robinson NS, Whitehead AO, Piscotty R, Goba GK. Prevalence, Correlates, and Outcomes of Co-Occurring Depression and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy. J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2019 doi: 10.1089/jwh.2018.7144[published Online First: 2019 Aug 2]. 

Liese KL, Mogos M, Abboud S, Decocker K, Koch AR, Geller SE. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Severe Maternal Morbidity in the United States. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2019;6(4):790-98 doi: 10.1007/s40615-019-00577-w[published Online First: 2019 Mar 15]. 

Thornton PD, Campbell RT, Mogos MF, Klima CS, Parsson J, Strid M. Meconium aspiration syndrome: Incidence and outcomes using discharge data. Early Hum Dev 2019;136:21-26 doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2019.06.011[published Online First: 2019 Jul 8]. 

Mogos MF, Piano MR, McFarlin BL, Salemi JL, Liese KL, Briller JE. Heart Failure in Pregnant Women: A Concern Across the Pregnancy Continuum. Circulation Heart Failure. 2018;11(1):e004005. 

Ali AA, Tawk R, X.ao H, Campbell E, Semykina A, Montero A, Mogos MF, Diaby V. Comparative Effectiveness of Radiotherapy for Early-Stage Hormone Receptor Breast Cancer in Elderly Women using Real-World Data. 2019 Jan;8(1):117-127. doi: 10.1002/cam4.1904. Epub 2018 Dec 12. 

Mogos MF, Salemi JL, Salihu HM. Reply. Journal of Hypertension. 2018;36(4):957-958. 

Mogos MF, Salemi JL, Spooner KK, McFarlin BL, Salihu HH. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and postpartum readmission in the United States: national surveillance of the revolving door. Journal of Hypertension. 2018;36(3):608-618.

Mogos MF, Salinas-Miranda AA, Salemi JL, Medina IM, Salihu HM. Pregnancy-Related Hypertensive Disorders and Immigrant Status: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Epidemiological Studies. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2017;19(6):1488-1497. 

Mogos MF, Salemi JL, Spooner KK, McFarlin BL, Salihu HM. Differences in Mortality Between Pregnant and Nonpregnant Women After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016;128(4):880- 888. 

Mogos MF, Salemi JL, Ashley M, Whiteman VE, Salihu HM. Recent trends in placenta accreta in the United States and its impact on maternal-fetal morbidity and healthcare-associated costs, 1998-2011. The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine. 2016;29(7):1077-1082. 

Mogos MF, Araya WN, Masho SW, Salemi JL, Shieh C, Salihu HM. The Feto-Maternal Health Cost of Intimate Partner Violence Among Delivery-Related Discharges in the United States, 2002-2009. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2016;31(3):444-464. 

Salihu HM, Mogos MF, Salinas-Miranda AA, Salemi JL, Whiteman VE. National trends in maternal use of opioid drugs among pregnancy-related hospitalizations in the United States, 1998 to 2009. American Journal of Perinatology. 2015;32(3):289-298. 

Mogos MF, Salemi JL, Sultan DH, Shelton MM, Salihu HM. Trends in Cervical Cancer Among Delivery- Related Discharges and its Impact on Maternal-Infant Birth Outcomes (United States, 1998-2009). The open nursing journal. 2015;9:42-50. 

Mikhail E, Salemi JL, Mogos MF, Hart S, Salihu HM, Imudia AN. National trends of adnexal surgeries at the time of hysterectomy for benign indication, United States, 1998-2011. American Journal Obstetrics and Gynecoogyl. 2015;213(5):713.e711-713. 

Mogos MF, Beckstead JW, Kip KE, et al. Assessing Longitudinal Invariance of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults. Journal of Nursing Measurement.2015;23(2):302-314. 

Shieh C, Weaver MT, Hanna KM, Newsome K, Mogos MF. Association of Self-Efficacy and Self-Regulation with Nutrition and Exercise Behaviors in a Community Sample of Adults. Journal of Community Health Nursing. 2015;32(4):199-211.

Fontcha DS, Spooner K, Salemi JL, Naik E, Aliyu MH, Mogos MF, Zoorob R, Salihu HM. Industry-Related Injuries in the United States From 1998 to 2011: Characteristics, Trends, and Associated Health Care Costs. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2015;57(7):814-826. 

Salemi JL, Jindal V, Wilson RE, Mogos MF, Aliyu MH, Salihu HM. Hospitalizations and Healthcare Costs Associated with Serious, Non-Lethal Firearm-Related Violence and Injuries in the United States, 1998-2011. Family Medicine and Community Health. 2015; 3(2):8-19. 

Mogos MF. A Cost-Effective Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program: A Randomized Control Trial for Breast Cancer Survivors. Nursing Economic$. 2015;33(4):210-218, 232.

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. 

Mogos MF. The joint effect of pre-eclampsia and smoking on maternal and infant outcomes. Oral presentation at the 2015 American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL: November 4th, 2015. 

Mogos, MF. The Feto-Maternal health cost of intimate partner violence among delivery related discharges in the United States, 2002-2011. The Nursing Network on Violence against Women International (NNVAWI) 20th Conference. Emory Hotel Conference, Atlanta, Georgia: April 9 ? 11, 2015.


  • 2019 to Present: Journal of American College of Cardiology
  • 2016 to Present: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2015 to Present: Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare
  • 2014 to Present: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • 2014: Journal of Nursing Outlook

Professional Organizations

  • 2017 to Present: American Health Association
  • 2017 to Present: Council on Cardiovascular Stroke Nursing
  • 2016 to Present: Sigma Teta Taw International
  • 2009 to 2016: American Public Health Association


  • 2019: Vanderbilt University Provost's Research Studio Award.
  • 2018: 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.
  • 2017 to 2018: Fellow scholar of NIH-NHLBI funded program to increase diversity among individuals engaged in cardiovascular health-related research (PRIDE-CVD).