Assistant Clinical Professor
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Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Economou is passionate about providing patient-centered, evidence-based, compassionate care to everyone throughout their reproductive life journeys. Specifically, she finds great privilege in caring for patients experiencing early pregnancy loss and for patients who desire termination of pregnancy. Dr. Economou is thrilled to provide this important clinical care at UC Davis.
Dr. Economou is a complex family planning specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has a special clinical interest in optimizing pain control during abortion and gynecologic procedures. She is also interested in improving reproductive healthcare for patients with substance use disorder and linking treatment services with family planning care.
Dr. Economou’s research interests center around finding effective interventions for pain control during gynecologic procedures, specifically for family planning services.
B.A., Barnard College of Columbia University, New York NY 2009
M.P.H., General Public Health, UC San Diego, San Diego CA 2021
Obstetrics and Gynecology, LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles CA 2015-2019
Complex Family Planning, UC San Diego, San Diego CA 2019-2021
Fellows Teaching Award, UC San Diego Health, 2021
Award for Patient Advocacy and Commitment to Quality Care, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2019
Nurses Choice for Overall Excellence in Patient Care, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2019
Resident Research Award for Outstanding Research Presentation, Keck School of Medicine, USC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2018
Award for Patient Advocacy and Commitment to Quality Care, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2017
“Team Spirit” Award for Cooperation and Partnership, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2016
Benjamin Tenney Prize in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2015
Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2014
Joffe H, Crawford SL, Freeman MP, White DP, Bianchi MT, Kim S, Economou N, Camuso J, Hall JE, Cohen LS. Independent Contributions of Nocturnal Hot Flashes and Sleep Disturbance to Depression in Estrogen-Deprived Women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Oct;101(10):3847-3855. doi:10.1210/jc.2016-2348. Epub 2016 Sep 28. PMID:27680875.
Joffe H, White DP, Crawford SL, McCurnin KE, Economou N, Connors S, Hall JE. Adverse effects of induced hot flashes on objectively recorded and subjectively reported sleep: results of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist experimental protocol. Menopause. 2013 Sep;20(9):905-14. doi:10.1097/GME.0b013e31828292d1. PMID:23481119.
Joffe H, Crawford S, Economou N, Kim S, Regan S, Hall JE, White D. A gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist model demonstrates that nocturnal hot flashes interrupt objective sleep. Sleep. 2013 Dec 1;36(12):1977-85. doi:10.5665/sleep.3244. PMID:24293774.
Freeman MP, Hibbeln JR, Silver M, Hirschberg AM, Wang B, Yule AM, Petrillo LF, Pascuillo E, Economou NI, Joffe H, Cohen LS. Omega-3 fatty acids for major depressive disorder associated with the menopausal transition: a preliminary open trial. Menopause. 2011 Mar;18(3):279-84. doi:10.1097/gme.0b013e3181f2ea2e. PMID:21037490.