Tia Jackson-Bey MD, MPH is a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist and board certified obstetrician gynecologist who cares for patients at RMA of New York’s Brooklyn office. Dr. Jackson-Bey’s professional interests include physician-patient education, IVF outcome improvement, global public health, and mentoring underrepresented college and medical students on careers in medicine.
Dr. Jackson-Bey completed her undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. She then earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, while simultaneously completing her Master’s in Public Health from New York Medical College School of Health Behavior and Practice. Dr. Jackson-Bey completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center, and joined RMA of New York shortly after finishing her fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Jackson-Bey is passionate about reproductive justice and increasing access to fertility care for all. She was recently appointed a member of the newly formed ASRM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce, which will enhance opportunities in reproductive medicine for underrepresented minority populations and reduce health disparities and access to care. Dr. Jackson-Bey is a talented surgeon and dedicated fertility expert, who is focused on fertility preservation, IVF success, and great outcomes for her patients.
About Tia Jackson-Bey
Medical School: Cincinnati College of Medicine, University of
Graduation Year: 2013
Professional Webpage: https://www.rmany.com/our-team/physicians/tia-jackson-bey-md
Honors and Awards:
SREI Advocacy Day Scholarship, 2020
Midwest Reproductive Symposium International Travel Grant, 2019
Exxcellence in Clinical Research, The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women's Health, 2018
Society of Reproductive Surgeons-Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Surgical Bootcamp, 2018
Surgical Pearls of Exxcellence, The Foundation for Exxcellence in Women's Health, 2018
NIH/NMA Career Development in Academic Medicine Travel Award, National Medical Association, 2016
Resident Reporter, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 2016
GE-NMF Global Health Service Fellow, National Medical Fellowships, 2013
Duke University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Diplomate, Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellow
American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Member
Endocrine Society, Member
National Medical Association, Member
Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Member
Society for Reproductive Investigation, Member
Publications, Lectures and Presentations:
Primary Author, Exposure of human fallopian tube epithelium to elevated testosterone results in alteration of cilia gene expression and beating, Human Reproduction, 2020
Previous studies have demonstrated an association between severely elevated peak serum estradiol levels and the incidence of low birth weight (LBW) among infants conceived with in vitro fertilization (IVF).1, 2 Peak estradiol cut-points in the existing literature have been chosen arbitrarily. The primary objective of the present study was to examine the association between peak estradiol and neonatal birth weight following IVF. The secondary objective was to estimate an optimal peak estradiol cut-point for prediction of low birth weight (LBW).
Primary Author, Peak serum estradiol level and neonatal birth weight following in vitro fertilization (IVF)
, Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 2020
Reproductive medicine is not immune to race-based health disparities. In fact, some of the most glaring inequities have been observed in women’s health. Reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists work to help all patients create families. However, during that process, we cannot divorce the experience of Black women in our office from their experience in the world at large. Despite non-Hispanic Black women having higher infertility rates than non-Hispanic white women, Black women utilize infertility services at a rate half that of white women. Although cost and insurance coverage are often focal points in the conversation about pervasive disparities, we as providers must understand that there are additional factors that influence differences in healthcare outcomes. For example, Black women have lower clinical pregnancy and live birth rates compared with white women after undergoing the most potent treatment for infertility, in vitro fertilization, even after controlling for various factors. This manuscript delves into how systemic racism and unconscious biases contribute to these persistent disparities. Additionally, this piece provides tangible solutions to narrow current disparities that exist. We are calling on all providers to enact sustainable and tangible change for the betterment of our patients, particularly Black women.
Primary Author, Systemic racism exists in reproductive endocrinology and infertility: we are part of the problem
, Fertility and Sterility, 2020
Other Outstanding Achievements:
National Medical Fellowship, GE-NMF Global Health Program
Selected for competitive fellowship to study global women's health in Ghana, West Africa
In His Name Ministries
Worked in Robert Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Swaziland, southern Africa in the departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics
Shoulder to Shoulder / Hombro a Hombro
Provided community health services and education throughout rural Intibuca, Honduras, including participation in water filtration projects, mobile health clinics and lectures on common obstetric and labor complications.
Duke Obstetrics and Gynecology Global Health Elective
Worked in Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center as senior resident and OB/GYN consultant.
New York Medical College
Master of Public Health
Bachelor of Science
Duke University Health System
University of Illinois Chicago
Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology