Melissa F. Wellons, M.D.

Associate Professor
Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Medicine
M.D., MEDICINE-MD, Duke University, Durham, North CarolinaM.H.S., Clinical Research, Duke University, Durham, North CarolinaB.A., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Bray MJ, Edwards TL, Wellons MF, Jones SH, Hartmann KE, Velez Edwards DR. Admixture mapping of uterine fibroid size and number in African American women. Fertil. Steril. 2017 Dec; 108(6): 1034-1042.e26. PMID: 29202956, PII: S0015-0282(17)31949-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2017.09.018, ISSN: 1556-5653.

Appiah D, Schreiner PJ, Nwabuo CC, Wellons MF, Lewis CE, Lima JA. The association of surgical versus natural menopause with future left ventricular structure and function: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Menopause. 2017 Nov; 24(11): 1269-76. PMID: 28697037, PMCID: PMC5659880, DOI: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000919, ISSN: 1530-0374.

Wellons MF, Matthews JJ, Kim C. Ovarian aging in women with diabetes: An overview. Maturitas [print-electronic]. 2017 Feb; 96: 109-13. PMID: 28041589, PMCID: PMC5268844, PII: S0378-5122(16)30353-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2016.11.019, ISSN: 1873-4111.

Kim C, Dunn RL, Braffett B, Cleary PA, Arends V, Steffes M, Lanham MS, Randolph JF, Wessells H, Wellons MF, Sarma AV, . Ovarian reserve in women with Type 1 diabetes in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications Study [letter]. Diabet. Med. 2016 May; 33(5): 691-2. PMID: 26798983, PMCID: PMC4837044, DOI: 10.1111/dme.13072, ISSN: 1464-5491.

Nair S, Slaughter JC, Terry JG, Appiah D, Ebong I, Wang E, Siscovick DS, Sternfeld B, Schreiner PJ, Lewis CE, Kabagambe EK, Wellons MF. Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is associated with natural menopause in a population-based sample: The CARDIA Women's Study. Maturitas [print-electronic]. 2015 Aug; 81(4): 493-8. PMID: 26139426, PMCID: PMC4515384, PII: S0378-5122(15)00730-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.06.026, ISSN: 1873-4111.

Calderon-Margalit R, Siscovick D, Merkin SS, Wang E, Daviglus ML, Schreiner PJ, Sternfeld B, Williams OD, Lewis CE, Azziz R, Schwartz SM, Wellons MF. Prospective association of polycystic ovary syndrome with coronary artery calcification and carotid-intima-media thickness: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Women's study. Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol [print-electronic]. 2014 Dec; 34(12): 2688-94. PMID: 25359859, PII: ATVBAHA.114.304136, DOI: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.114.304136, ISSN: 1524-4636.

Spracklen CN, Wallace RB, Sealy-Jefferson S, Robinson JG, Freudenheim JL, Wellons MF, Saftlas AF, Snetselaar LG, Manson JE, Hou L, Qi L, Chlebowski RT, Ryckman KK. Birth weight and subsequent risk of cancer. Cancer Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2014 Oct; 38(5): 538-43. PMID: 25096278, PMCID: PMC4188724, PII: S1877-7821(14)00130-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.canep.2014.07.004, ISSN: 1877-783X.

Wellons MF, Bates GW, Schreiner PJ, Siscovick DS, Sternfeld B, Lewis CE. Antral follicle count predicts natural menopause in a population-based sample: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Women's Study. Menopause. 2013 Aug; 20(8): 825-30. PMID: 23422869, PMCID: PMC3675173, DOI: 10.1097/GME.0b013e31827f06c2, ISSN: 1530-0374.

Whitham HK, Maclehose RF, Harlow BL, Wellons MF, Schreiner PJ. Assessing the utility of methods for menopausal transition classification in a population-based cohort: the CARDIA Study. Maturitas [print-electronic]. 2013 Jul; 75(3): 289-93. PMID: 23707105, PMCID: PMC3767146, PII: S0378-5122(13)00126-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2013.04.015, ISSN: 1873-4111.

Catov JM, Lewis CE, Lee M, Wellons MF, Gunderson EP. Preterm birth and future maternal blood pressure, inflammation, and intimal-medial thickness: the CARDIA study. Hypertension [print-electronic]. 2013 Mar; 61(3): 641-6. PMID: 23319540, PMCID: PMC3583341, PII: HYPERTENSIONAHA.111.00143, DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.111.00143, ISSN: 1524-4563.

Kiage JN, Heimburger DC, Nyirenda CK, Wellons MF, Bagchi S, Chi BH, Koethe JR, Arnett DK, Kabagambe EK. Cardiometabolic risk factors among HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy. Lipids Health Dis. 2013; 12: 50. PMID: 23575345, PMCID: PMC3641018, PII: 1476-511X-12-50, DOI: 10.1186/1476-511X-12-50, ISSN: 1476-511X.

McLean M, Wellons MF. Optimizing natural fertility: the role of lifestyle modification. Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am. 2012 Dec; 39(4): 465-77. PMID: 23182554, PII: S0889-8545(12)00077-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.ogc.2012.09.004, ISSN: 1558-0474.

Chen BH, Brennan K, Goto A, Song Y, Aziz N, You NC, Wellons MF, Manson JE, White DL, Butch AW, Liu S. Sex hormone-binding globulin and risk of clinical diabetes in American black, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander postmenopausal women. Clin. Chem [print-electronic]. 2012 Oct; 58(10): 1457-66. PMID: 22908136, PMCID: PMC4088986, PII: clinchem.2012.193086, DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2012.193086, ISSN: 1530-8561.

Wellons MF, Fujimoto VY, Baker VL, Barrington DS, Broomfield D, Catherino WH, Richard-Davis G, Ryan M, Thornton K, Armstrong AY. Race matters: a systematic review of racial/ethnic disparity in Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology reported outcomes. Fertil. Steril [print-electronic]. 2012 Aug; 98(2): 406-9. PMID: 22698638, PMCID: PMC3409320, PII: S0015-0282(12)00566-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.05.012, ISSN: 1556-5653.

Harlow SD, Gass M, Hall JE, Lobo R, Maki P, Rebar RW, Sherman S, Sluss PM, de Villiers TJ, . Executive summary of the Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop + 10: addressing the unfinished agenda of staging reproductive aging. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab [print-electronic]. 2012 Apr; 97(4): 1159-68. PMID: 22344196, PMCID: PMC3319184, PII: jc.2011-3362, DOI: 10.1210/jc.2011-3362, ISSN: 1945-7197.

Harlow SD, Gass M, Hall JE, Lobo R, Maki P, Rebar RW, Sherman S, Sluss PM, de Villiers TJ, . Executive summary of the Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop + 10: addressing the unfinished agenda of staging reproductive aging. Menopause. 2012 Apr; 19(4): 387-95. PMID: 22343510, PMCID: PMC3340903, DOI: 10.1097/gme.0b013e31824d8f40, ISSN: 1530-0374.

Harlow SD, Gass M, Hall JE, Lobo R, Maki P, Rebar RW, Sherman S, Sluss PM, de Villiers TJ, . Executive summary of the Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop + 10: addressing the unfinished agenda of staging reproductive aging. Fertil. Steril [print-electronic]. 2012 Apr; 97(4): 843-51. PMID: 22341880, PMCID: PMC3340904, PII: S0015-0282(12)00187-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.01.128.

Harlow SD, Gass M, Hall JE, Lobo R, Maki P, Rebar RW, Sherman S, Sluss PM, de Villiers TJ, . Executive summary of the Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop +10: addressing the unfinished agenda of staging reproductive aging. Climacteric [print-electronic]. 2012 Apr; 15(2): 105-14. PMID: 22338612, PMCID: PMC3580996, DOI: 10.3109/13697137.2011.650656, ISSN: 1473-0804.

McKnight KK, Wellons MF, Sites CK, Roth DL, Szychowski JM, Halanych JH, Cushman M, Safford MM. Racial and regional differences in age at menopause in the United States: findings from the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol [print-electronic]. 2011 Oct; 205(4): 353.e1-8. PMID: 21663888, PMCID: PMC3202084, PII: S0002-9378(11)00607-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2011.05.014, ISSN: 1097-6868.

Calderon-Margalit R, Schwartz SM, Wellons MF, Lewis CE, Daviglus ML, Schreiner PJ, Williams OD, Sternfeld B, Carr JJ, O'Leary DH, Sidney S, Friedlander Y, Siscovick DS. Prospective association of serum androgens and sex hormone-binding globulin with subclinical cardiovascular disease in young adult women: the "Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults" women's study. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab [print-electronic]. 2010 Sep; 95(9): 4424-31. PMID: 20554712, PMCID: PMC2936074, PII: jc.2009-2643, DOI: 10.1210/jc.2009-2643, ISSN: 1945-7197.

Catov JM, Ness RB, Wellons MF, Jacobs DR, Roberts JM, Gunderson EP. Prepregnancy lipids related to preterm birth risk: the coronary artery risk development in young adults study. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab [print-electronic]. 2010 Aug; 95(8): 3711-8. PMID: 20501685, PMCID: PMC2913035, PII: jc.2009-2028, DOI: 10.1210/jc.2009-2028, ISSN: 1945-7197.

Willett LL, Wellons MF, Hartig JR, Roenigk L, Panda M, Dearinger AT, Allison J, Houston TK. Do women residents delay childbearing due to perceived career threats?. Acad Med. 2010 Apr; 85(4): 640-6. PMID: 20354380, PII: 00001888-201004000-00024, DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181d2cb5b, ISSN: 1938-808X.

Wellons MF, Lewis CE, Schwartz SM, Gunderson EP, Schreiner PJ, Sternfeld B, Richman J, Sites CK, Siscovick DS. Racial differences in self-reported infertility and risk factors for infertility in a cohort of black and white women: the CARDIA Women's Study. Fertil. Steril [print-electronic]. 2008 Nov; 90(5): 1640-8. PMID: 18321499, PMCID: PMC2592196, PII: S0015-0282(07)03752-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2007.09.056, ISSN: 1556-5653.

Gunderson EP, Sternfeld B, Wellons MF, Whitmer RA, Chiang V, Quesenberry CP, Lewis CE, Sidney S. Childbearing may increase visceral adipose tissue independent of overall increase in body fat. Obesity (Silver Spring) [print-electronic]. 2008 May; 16(5): 1078-84. PMID: 18356843, PMCID: PMC2952441, PII: oby200840, DOI: 10.1038/oby.2008.40, ISSN: 1930-7381.

Alexander TH, Ortiz GM, Wellons MF, Allen A, Grace EJ, Schweighardt B, Brancato J, Sandberg JK, Furlan SN, Miralles GD, Nixon DF, Bartlett JA. Changes in CD4+ T-cell differentiation phenotype during structured treatment interruption in patients with chronic HIV-1 infection. J. Acquir. Immune Defic. Syndr. 2003 Dec 12/15/2003; 34(5): 475-81. PMID: 14657757, ISSN: 1525-4135.

Wellons MF, Sanders L, Edwards LJ, Bartlett JA, Heald AE, Schmader KE. HIV infection: treatment outcomes in older and younger adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2002 Apr; 50(4): 603-7. PMID: 11982658, PII: 50152, ISSN: 0002-8614.

Wellons MF, Ottinger JS, Weinhold KJ, Gryszowka V, Sanders LL, Edwards LJ, Gooding ME, Thomasch JR, Bartlett JA. Immunologic profile of human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients during viral remission and relapse on antiretroviral therapy. J. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2001 May 5/15/2001; 183(10): 1522-5. PMID: 11319689, PII: JID001143, DOI: 10.1086/320193, ISSN: 0022-1899.