Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH


Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Family Planning

Division Director

Family Planning


Family Planning Fellowship

Chief of Service

Emory University Hospital Midtown

Medical Director

Grady Family Planning Clinic

Office: Emory University Hospital Midtown, Medical Office Tower, 8th Floor

Phone: 404-778-3401


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


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

Areas of Interest

•  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
•  Contraception in the postpartum period  

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

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



Travers CD, Spencer JB, Cwiak CA, Mertens AC, Howards PP. Urban-Rural Differences in Tubal Ligation Incidence in the State of Georgia, USA. J Rural Health. 2017 Jul 21. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12259. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28731204

Hofler LG, Cordes S, Cwiak CA, Goedken P, Jamieson DJ, Kottke M. Implementing Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Programs. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jan;129(1):3-9. Doi: 10.1097/AOG. 0000000000001798. PMID: 27926643

Sridhar A, Cwiak CA, Kaunitz AM, Allen RH. Contraceptive Considerations for Women with Gastrointestinal Disorders. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Jan;62(1):54-63. doi: 10.1007/s10620-016-4383-z. Epub 2016 Nov 24. 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.