Research at the Women’s Biobehavioral Health Laboratory is aimed at understanding and enhancing women’s health as they age. Our research focuses on menopause and its symptoms, trauma and other psychosocial experiences, and cardiovascular and brain health. Our studies include epidemiologic investigations, clinical studies, remote health monitoring and and novel interventions to improve quality of life with aging. .

Research Studies

MSBrain I and MSBrain II Studies

The MSBrain studies are National Institutes of Health-funded studies 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.


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.

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