Carrie A. Cwiak, MD, MPH - Associate Professor

Carrie Cwiak

Family Planning

Division Director, Family Planning

Director, Family Planning Fellowship

       Chief of Service, Emory University Hospital Midtown

Medical Director, Grady Family Planning Clinic


Education & Training   

Medical Education: St. Louis University School of Medicine, MD, 1997

Residency: University of Connecticut Health Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2001

Fellowship: Emory University School of Medicine, Family Planning Division, 2003

Graduate Education: Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, MPH, 2003

Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2004

Society & Professional Memberships  

•  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
•  Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
•  Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health
•  Society of Family Planning
•  American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Awards and Honors

•  Excellence in Teaching Award: Family Planning, 2010, 2012, 2016
•  2014-2015 Daniel R. Mishell, Jr., MD Outstanding Article Award, paper co-author
•  Alumni Award, Medical Students for Choice, 2014
•  Medical Innovation and Leadership Award, Feminist Women's Health Center, 2013
•  Elected, Society of Family Planning, 2007
•  American Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Excellence in Teaching Award, 2006

I See Patients At

Grady Family Planning Wellness Clinic
Phone: 404-616-3678 
Emory University Hospital Midtown 
Medical Office Tower 8th Floor
550 Peachtree Street, NE                       
Atlanta, GA  30308 
Phone: 404−778−3401
Directions and Map 



Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE – 3rd Floor 
Atlanta, GA 30303 


•  Long acting reversible contraception (IUDs, implants)
•  Contraception for women with medical conditions
•  Family planning options 


•  Developing tools to teach contraception to students and clinicians
•  Improving access and effective use of contraception and emergency 
•  Contraception in the postpartum period  


Hofler LG, Cordes S, Cwiak CA, Goedken P, Jamieson DJ, Kottke M. Implemeting Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Programs. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27926643

Sridhar A, Cwiak CA, Kaunitz AM, Allen RH. Contraceptive Considerations for Women with Gastrointestinal Disorders. Dig Dis Sci. 2016 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID: 27885460

Cwiak C, Howard B, Hsieh J, Ricciotti N, Sucato GS. Sexual and Contraceptive Behaviors Among Adolescents Requesting Emergency Contraception. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Jun 16. pii: S10833-3188(16)30080-8. doi: 10.1016/j.japg.2016.06.003. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27321899.

Jatlaoui TC, Cordes S, Goedken P, Jamieson DJ, Cwiak C. Family planning knowledge, attitudes and practices among bariatric healthcare providers. Contraception. 2016 Jan 5. pii: S0010-7824(15)00707-6. Doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2015.12.016. PMID: 26768856

Cwiak C. January editorial. Contraception. 2016 Jan; 93(1):1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2015.11.011. PMID: 26687738

Allen RH, Cwiak C. Contraception for midlife women. Menopause. 2015 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26671193

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. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.12.010. Epub 2014 Dec 12. PMID: 25511241

Haddad LB, Feldacker C, Jamieson DJ, Tweya H, Cwiak C, Chawez T, Mlundira L, Chiwoko J, Samala B, Kachale F, Bryant AG, Hosseinipour MC, 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 26; 10(3):e0121039. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0121039. eCollection 2015. PMID: 25811849

Buchsbaum A, Gallo MF, Whiteman MK, Cwiak CGoedken P, Kraft JM, Jamieson DJ, Kottke MSexually Transmitted Disease Partner Notification among African-American, Adolescent Women. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2014;2014:619632. Epub 2014 Dec 25. PMID: 25609905

Bednarek PH, Creinin MD, Reeves MF, Cwiak C, Espey E, Jensen JT, Post-Aspiration IUD Randomization (PAIR) Study Trial Group. Prophylactic ibuprofen does not improve pain with IUD insertion: a randomized trial. Contraception. 2014 Nov 25: pii: S0010-7824(14)00784-7. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2014.11.012. [Epub ahead of print]

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;2014:619632. Epub 2014 Dec 25. PMID: 25609905

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. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2014.03.026. PMID: 24890746

Allen RH, Cwiak CA, Kaunitz AM. Contraception in women over 40 years of age. CMAJ. 2013 Apr 16;185(7):565-73.PMID: 23460635

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 Gynaecol Obstet. 2013 Apr;121(1):60-3. PMID:23332133

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. PMID :23040124

Haddad LB, 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 Aug 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24060297

Jatlaoui TC, Marcus M, Jamieson DJ, Goedken P, Cwiak CPostplacental intrauterine device insertion at a teaching hospital. Contraception. 2014 Jun;89(6):528-33. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2013.10.008. Epub 2013 Oct 23. pii: S0010-7824(13)00648-3.  PMID: 24565735

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. PMID: 24007246

Haddad, LB, Cwiak, C, Jamieson, DJ, ldacker, CF, 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): 737-743. PMID: 24060297

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. Accepted to Vaccines, 2013. 1(2), 88-104.

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. 2012 Jun;85(6):527-37. Epub 2011 Dec 5.

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. 2011 Jun 9;364(23):2208-17.

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. Epub 2011 Jan 26.

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.

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.

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.

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, 412.e6-7, April 2007.

Teaching Aids

Cwiak C, Edelman A, Hatcher RA, Zieman M, Nichols M, Jensen J.  Teaching Contraception: An Interactive Lecture Using Managing Contraception, CD-ROM, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2007, 2007-2009 editions.

Review Articles

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.

Book Chapters

Nelson A, Cwiak C.  # 11 Combined oral contraceptives (COCs).  In: Contraceptive Technology.  Robert A. Hatcher, Deborah Kowal Eds.  Ardent Media, pp 247-337, (In press).

Cwiak C.  Section XI: Family Planning, # 68 The incomplete abortion; #69 Creating unnecessary barriers to effective contraception; #70 Permanent sterilization: incomplete preoperative counseling.  In: Avoiding Common Obstetrics and Gynecology Errors.  Carla P. Roberts, Dianna Broomfield Eds.  Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, pp 216-225, December 2010.

Cwiak C, Berga SL.  IV Contraception.  16 Women’s Health.  ACP Medicine Online. Nabel EG, Federman DD, Eds.  BC Decker Inc, Hamilton, ON, 2009., September 2009.

Kottke M, Cwiak C. Contraception, Hormonal: Implantable.  Subdermal Contraceptive Implant Insertion. The 5-Minute Obstetrics and Gynecology Consult. Paula J. A. Hillard ed.  Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2008.


Allen, Rebecca and Cwiak, Carrie. Contraception for the Medically Challenging Patient. Springer New York. Sep 4, 2014.

Hatcher RA, Zieman M, Cwiak C, Darney PD, Creinin MD, Stosur HR.  Managing Contraception.  Bridging the Gap Foundation, 2004-2005, 2005-2007, 2007-2009, 2010-2012 editions.

Hatcher RA, Zieman M, Cwiak C, Darney PD, Creinin MD, Stosur HR.   Managmentul Contraceptiei (Managing Contraception).  Romanian edition. 2007.

Hatcher RA, Zieman M, Cwiak C, Darney PD, Creinin MD, Stosur HR.  Huong Dan Tranh Thai (Managing Contraception).  Vietnamese edition. 2007.


Kottke M, Cwiak C, Bednarek P, Reeves M, Espey E, Goedken P, Haddad L, Lathrop E, Creinin MD.  Reproductive Health Annual Meeting, Poster, “Characteristics of Women Who Fail to Return for Delayed IUD Insertion for Post-Abortion Contraception,” abstract published in Contraception, Vol.82, No.2, p.203, September 2010.

Kottke M, Goedken P, Nash S, Cwiak C, Hatcher R.  Reproductive Health Annual Meeting, Poster, “Use of a Self-Administered Computer Module Providing Personalized Contraceptive Recommendations in a Clinical Setting,” abstract published in Contraception, Vol.82, No.2, p.201, September 2010.

Kottke M, Goedken P, Gidvani M, Cwiak C.  Reproductive Health Annual Meeting, Poster, “Factors Associated with Choosing a Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Method Amongst Postpartum Women in an Urban Teaching Hospital,” abstract published in Contraception, Vol.82, No.2, p.197, September 2010.

Bednarek PH, Creinin MD, Reeves MF, Cwiak C, Espey E, Mayo J, Jensen J.  Reproductive Health Annual Meeting, Poster, “Pain with IUD Insertion Following Prophylactic Ibuprofen:  A Randomized Trial,” abstract published in Contraception, Vol. 82, No.2, p. 194, September 2010.