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Angela B. Maeder, PhD, RNC-OB

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Human Development Nursing Science


Building & Room:

810 NURS


845 S. Damen Ave., MC 802, Chicago, IL 60612

Office Phone:



Dr. Maeder's interests include use of oxytocin infusion for labor induction and augmentation, and labor outcomes, such as length of labor and cesarean delivery rate, for women across BMI groups. Specifically, Dr. Maeder is interested in the safe and effective administration of intravenous oxytocin, and how this relates to labor outcomes for women across BMI groups and their newborns. Additional areas of interest include differences in endogenous oxytocin plasma concentrations for women across BMI groups.

Dr. Maeder received her PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015 and her BSN from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2005.

Selected Grants

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, Internal Research Support Program, Primary Investigator

Selected Publications

Maeder, A. B., Vonderheid, S. C., Park, C. G., Bell, A. F., McFarlin, B. L., Vincent, C., & Carter, C. S. (2017). Titration of intravenous oxytocin infusion for postdates induction of labor across body mass index groups. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nurses, 46(4), 494-507. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2017.02.006

Liese, K. L., & Maeder, A. B. (2017). Safer Muslim motherhood: Social conditions and maternal mortality in the Muslim world. Global Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2017.1373837

Maeder, A. B., Park, C. G., Vonderheid, S. C., Bell, A. F., Carter, C. S., & McFarlin, B. L. (2020). Maternal and system characteristics, oxytocin administration practices, and cesarean birth rate. Birth. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/birt.12482

Service to Community

Dr. Maeder currently practices as a Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse.

Notable Honors

2018, Best of JOGNN, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

2017, 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders, Illinois Nurses Foundation

2017, THE DAISY Faculty Award, The DAISY Foundation

Research Currently in Progress

Dr. Maeder received an Internal Research Support Program (IRSP) Grant from the UIC College of Nursing in 2017 and will be conducting a feasibility study to measure endogenous plasma oxytocin concentration, endogenous plasma vasopressin concentration, and oxytocin receptor gene DNA methylation markers between BMI groups. The study team will evaluate whether differences in these measures between BMI groups are related to differences in labor outcomes including cesarean birth and length of labor.