Dr. Katherine J. Gold is a family physician, obstetrics and mental health researcher, and an associate professor in the University of Michigan Departments of Family Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Gold researches the impact of poor obstetrical outcomes on parents, families, and providers with particular interest in mental and physical health outcomes and health behaviours in subsequent pregnancies. She is interested in racial disparities in perinatal loss, risk factors stillbirth and neonatal death, physician communication training in death and bereavement, reduction of tobacco use during pregnancy, and mental health in the perinatal period. She has a special interest in stillbirth prevention in Africa and other low-income countries. She also researches physician wellness, mental health, and suicide. She has several completed and on-going research projects related to perinatal death (stillbirth and infant death) and publishes and speaks nationally on this topic.