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About Me

Though I’ve lived in Mississippi, Michigan, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and now San Francisco, I consider Mobile, Alabama to be my home. Growing up, I was a serious athlete, playing both soccer and basketball almost year-round from three years of age. Ultimately, my love of soccer took me to the University of Pennsylvania as a member of the varsity women’s soccer team. While I was excited to continue my athletic career, it was off the field that I started to cultivate a love of public health, research, and community engagement.

Before college, I knew I wanted to become a physician. After witnessing my mother receive a life-saving lung transplant in high school, I understood how important it was to ensure that all people, no matter what background, ethnicity, religion, or income status deserve access to the best care available. After returning to the south to complete my MD and Masters of Public Health in New Orleans, I realized just how important access and equity is for people with female reproductive organs. It is inherently tied to civil rights and social justice! I am grateful to patients and mentors who have welcomed me into the field of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, and look forward to continuing to grow my love of women’s health.

Why OB/GYN? When I applied to medical school, I focused on my lofty goals of achieving health equity and alleviating health disparities through community engagement and epidemiological research. After my third-year clerkships, it was clear to me that I needed to become an OB/GYN. While I recognize that the work of achieving health equity can be carried out in any field, I feel most passionate about dedicating my career to women’s health. I want to serve this population of people who have historically been excluded from the rights and privileges our male counterparts have enjoyed. I especially want to work for the Black women, Brown women, LGBTQ+ people who continue to be excluded from opportunity and privilege today.

Why UCSF? At the beginning of my fourth year of medical school, I was able to take an online Family Planning course developed at UCSF. While taking the course I was enthralled—the level of detail dedicated to understanding the historical institutions perpetuating racism and misogyny in medicine showed me that this department would be the perfect place for me to train. As I continued to learn more about the program through the interview cycle, I realized that this program would train me to be an excellent OB/Gyn clinically while still fostering my passion for health equity. Finally, as a third-generation physician, I am so excited to train at the same institution where my great uncle Oscar Jackson was the first Black general surgeon.

What I do outside of residency? I love cooking for (and eating with) my family and friends! I love sports (especially soccer) and look forward to playing pick up around the city, and watching the Saints beat the 49ers.

Carrie Crook, MD, MPH
Resident Physician - PGY 2

[email protected]

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Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
490 Illinois Street
10th Floor, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143

Location Office Phone Fax
Mission Bay (415) 476 - 5192 (415) 476 - 1811
Mount Zion (415) 353 - 9240 (415) 353 - 9509
San Francisco General Hospital (628) 206 - 3061 (628) 206 - 3112

Research/Clinical Interests: Health Equity, Black Maternal Mortality, Social Determinants of Health, Community-based participatory research, Health Systems Management



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2022 Tulane University School of Medicine MD Medicine
2022 Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine MPH Health Policy and Management
2017 University of Pennsylvania BA Health and Societies (Health Care Markets and Finance)

Research & Professional Experience

2021-present Researcher- University of South Alabama Center for Healthy Communities; Mobile, AL- Studied sentinel surveillance model for evaluating health disparities and health fatalism in diabetes within structurally marginalized communities.
2019-2022 Researcher- Department of Epidemiology, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine; New Orleans, LA- Studied association between cardiovascular risk factors pre-pregnancy and during pregnancy
2021 All of Us Minority Student Research Symposium Scholar

Research Assistant- Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tulane University School of Medicine; New Orleans, LA- Studied disparities in antepartum morbidities among Black, White, and newly immigrated Hispanic women in New Orleans

2017-2018 Research Coordinator- Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA- Enrolled, consented and managed subjects throughout the CDC Epi-center project studying multi-drug resistant organisms in the treatment of urinary tract infections
2016-2017 Research Assistant- Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort, University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA- Evaluated the use of novel biomarkers in detecting fibrosis in patients with chronic kidney disease

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2022 Delta Omega Honor Society
2022 Oscar Creech, MD Award
2022 USPHS Excellence in Public Health Award
2021 Community Foundation of South Alabama Eichold MD/MPH Scholarship
2018 Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholar
2018 Hawthorne Scholar
2017 Althea Gibson Award
2016 Onyx Senior Honor Society

Poster Presentations

Robillard K, Monnig L, Gill F, Robinson J, Taylor J, Xia P, AbiSamra L, Ayemoba J, Brew E, Cooper E, CROOK C, Eaton J, Garvie K, Gwan P, Herbert M, Matthews C, Mulloy C, Reuter E, Sanfilippo A. Evaluation of an SBHC Model for Adolescent Sexual Health Education. Poster Presented at: Louisiana School Based Health Alliance Annual Conference; April 8, 2019; Lake Charles, LA.

CROOK C, Diaz S, Kwon J, Mvula M, Dietzen A, Fustok J, Freer K, and Dola C. Examining Disparities in Antepartum Morbidities among Black, White, and Newly Immigrated Hispanic Women in New Orleans. Presented at: Student National Medical Association, Region 3 Medical Education and Leadership Conference; November 2, 2019; Dallas, TX.

CROOK C. Evaluating Environmental and Genetic Interaction in Peripartum Morbidity. Presented at: All of Us Minority Student Research Symposium; May 22, 2021; Virtual.

Oral Presentations

CROOK C. Tracking Social Determinants of Health Using the All of Us Datatset. Oral presentation at: AAMC Research on Care Community (ROCC) and AAMC Collaborative for Health Equity: Act, Research, and Generate Evidence (CHARGE) Webinar; July 15, 2021; Virtual.

CROOK C, Crook E, Parker LL, Arrieta MI. Health Fatalsim in Diabetes within Populations of Mobile, Alabama. Oral Presentation at: Southern Regional Meeting. February 10-12, 2022; New Orleans, LA.

CROOK C. Diversity in sport. Oral presentation at: Open Conversation on Diversity in Athletics. April 19, 2017; Philadelphia, PA.


Crook ED, CROOK CE, Arrieta MI and Hanks RS. Health disparities and their impact on community health. In Mpofu E, ed. Sustainable Community Health: Systems and Practices in Diverse Settings. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan; 2020:39-70.

CROOK CE. Making an ImPACT: how Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing became a standard in sport. Momentum. 2018;5(1):20-30.

Matossian M, CROOK C, Golberg A, Stathopoulos A, Tien J, Sheth S, Saqqa O, Shamburger CD. Domino effect in a patient with Epstein-Barr Virus infection and autoimmunity: A case report. International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. 2020;15(6):193-197.

CROOK C. If you take a pill, you are at risk. Pandemic Perspectives: The COVID-19 Journal for Medical Trainees. 2020;1(1):42-43.

CROOK C. If you take a pill, you are at risk: A personal reflection on health information dissemination in Black communities. KevinMD. December 5, 2020.

Harville EW, CROOK CE, Bazzano LA, Woo JG, Burns TL, Raitakari O, Urbina EM, Venn A, Jacobs D, Steinberger J, Sinaiko A, Dwyer T, Juonala M. Cardiovascular risk factors before and during pregnancy: Does pregnancy unmask or initiate risk? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. PMID: 34482586

CROOK, C. The Syndemic and Variations in The Perceptions of Law Enforcement in the U.S.: “Flip Him the Bird and Drive Faster”: How a hypnosis demonstrated systemic discrimination. The CHC Advocate. July 26, 2021.

CROOK, C. Exquisitely Tender. In-Training: the Agora of the Medical Student Community. August 9, 2021.