Dr. Badell is an assistant professor of gynecology and obstetrics in the division of maternal-fetal medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. She also is director of the Perinatal Center at Emory University Hospital Midtown.
Dr. Badell has been a primary author or coauthor of 35 articles published and accepted in refereed medical publications on topics including Zika infection during pregnancy, HIV infection during pregnancy, use of complementary and alternative medication in obstetrics and gynecology, botulism during pregnancy, maternal and fetal risk associated with assisted reproductive technology, and perinatal outcomes among women with congenital heart disease. She also has written several book chapters, and she currently is involved in research involving pediatric and maternal HIV/AIDS, as well as chronic hypertension during pregnancy.
Dr. Badell serves on a number of committees at Emory for the department of obstetrics and gynecology, including the clinical competency committee and program evaluation committee, as well as similar committees for the maternal-fetal medicine fellowship program. She also is a member of the Emory University Hospital Midtown’s quality enhancement committee.
Dr. Badell graduated with distinction from the University of Rochester (N.Y.), did a clinical research fellowship in obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Emory University. Dr. Badell has won too many honors and awards to mention, but a few of them are membership in Phi Beta Kappa; an outstanding clinician award in maternal-fetal medicine; an excellence in teaching, maternal-fetal medicine award; and a faculty recognition “Hidden Gem” award.