Research

Research at the Women’s Biobehavioral Health Laboratory is aimed at understanding and enhancing women’s health as they age. Our studies focus on menopause, vasomotor symptoms, cardiovascular health, and women’s psychosocial health. These studies include epidemiologic investigations, clinical studies utilizing novel wearable technologies, and novel interventions to improve women’s health and quality of life as they age.

Research Studies

MSBrain Study

The MSBrain study is a National Institutes of Health-funded study aimed at understanding how menopausal symptoms relate to midlife women’s brain health and cognitive functioning. Click here (send email) to contact this study.

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MSHeart Study

The MSHeart study is a National Institutes of Health-funded study examining the relationship between menopausal hot flashes and women’s cardiovascular health. The study uses novel wearable ambulatory technologies to measure women during their daily lives.

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Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN)

The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) is a National Institutes of Health-funded  multi-site longitudinal, epidemiologic study designed to examine the health of women during their middle years. The study examines the physical, biological, psychological and social changes during this transitional period.

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