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Joseph B. Stanford, M.D.

Languages spoken: English, German

Academic Information

Departments: Family & Preventive Medicine - Professor, Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics - Adjunct Professor

Divisions: General OB/GYN, Pediatric Administration, Public Health

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Research Interests

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Epidemiologic Research Design
  • Epidemiology
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Life Course and Health Outcome
  • Child Development
  • Disorders of Environmental Origin
  • Fertility
  • Clinical Infertility
  • Infertility
  • Infertility, Female
  • Male Infertility
  • Restorative Reproductive Medicine
  • Fertility Awareness
Joseph B. Stanford, MD, MSPH, CFCMC, focuses his practice on restorative reproductive medicine (natural procreative technology) for infertility, miscarriage, and treating women’s health conditions without using artificial hormones. He also has a particular interests in polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome, natural family planning and menopause. He is a certified FertilityCare Medical Consultant through the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed residency training in family medicine and a master’s degree in public health at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is board certified in family medicine, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In his leisure time, Dr. Stanford enjoys spending time outdoors with his family. He accepts most insurance plans.

Research Statement

I seek to understand and improve the impact of reproductive health on child health and development. Since 1991, I have conducted research in natural family planning, natural procreative technology, reproductive epidemiology, and life course epidemiology, including serving as principal investigator or co-investigator for five preconception cohort studies. I am currently principal investigator for the Utah Children's Project, a cohort to investigate child health outcomes in relation to early life exposures (back to conception) and genetics; and one of the principal investigators for the participation of UCP in the NIH Environmental influences and Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) consortium. I am also working on international practice-based research for restorative reproductive medicine- a primary approach to infertility that empowers couples, has cumulative live birth rates comparable to other treatments, and has much lower rates of perinatal and neonatal morbidity and lower cost.

Education History

Fellowship University of Missouri Health Sciences Center
Family & Community Medicine
Graduate Training University of Missouri - Columbia
Public Health
Chief Resident University of Missouri Health Sciences Center
Family & Community Medicine
Chief Resident
Residency University of Missouri Health Sciences Center
Family & Community Medicine
Internship University of Missouri Health Sciences Center
Professional Medical University of Minnesota
Undergraduate Minnesota State University
Undergraduate University of Utah