What is SWAN?
The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) is a 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.

The goal of SWAN's research is to help scientists, health care providers and women learn how mid-life experiences affect health and quality of life during aging. The study is co-sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Research on Women's Health, and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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Latest News
  • An Oprah.com article references a recently published SWAN paper titled, “The Association of Inflammation with Premenstrual Symptoms” by Ellen B. Gold, Ph.D., Craig Wells, BA and Marianne O’Neill Rasor that appeared in a late 2016 edition of the Journal of Women’s Health.  This paper reports that women with  higher levels […]

    OPRAH.COM Article References SWAN Paper (Oct 2016)

    An Oprah.com article references a recently published SWAN paper titled, “The Association of Inflammation with Premenstrual Symptoms” by Ellen B. Gold, Ph.D., Craig Wells, BA and Marianne O’Neill Rasor that appeared in a late 2016 edition of the Journal of Women’s Health.  This paper reports that women with  higher levels […]

  • Congratulations to SWAN authors: Samar El Khoudary (pictured), Imke Janssen, Susan A. Everson-Rose, Lynda H. Powell, and Karen A. Matthews!

    Journal of the American Heart Association features SWAN Article

    Congratulations to SWAN authors: Samar El Khoudary (pictured), Imke Janssen, Susan A. Everson-Rose, Lynda H. Powell, and Karen A. Matthews!