Training is a central mission of the Women’s Biobehavioral Health Laboratory; the laboratory provides many opportunities for research and clinical training in the area of midlife women’s health.
Dr. Thurston is a member of three academic departments at the University of Pittsburgh (Psychiatry, Epidemiology, Psychology) and mentors students across disciplines and levels. Dr. Thurston is committed to the highest quality interdisciplinary training in women’s health.
National Institutes of Health Mentoring Award
Dr. Thurston is the Principal Investigator of a K24 award from the National Institutes of Health which supports interdisciplinary training in women’s cardiovascular health research. (Project Portfolio)
Dr. Thurston is a member of several National Institutes of Health-supported training programs designed to supports research training across levels of trainees.
- Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Research Training (T32HL007560; PI: Matthews)
- Cardiovascular Epidemiology Training Program (T32HL083825; PI: Orchard)
- Pre-doctoral Training in Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology
- Clinical and Translational Research Training in Late-Life Mood Disorders (T32MH019986; PI: Reynolds)
- Research Training in Diabetes and Endocrinology (T32DK007052; PI: O’Doherty)
Dr. Thurston is a involved in directing and planning several University of Pittsburgh Medical School courses including Women’s Mental Health (PSYC 5531) and Behavioral Medicine (MED 5126).
North American Menopause Society’s Mentorship Program
Dr. Thurston leads the North American Menopause Society’s Mentorship Program.
Dr. Thurston provides supervised training in the midlife women’s health behavioral health care.