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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  • Alexis Nasr presented a poster titled “High radio-density perivascular fat as related to cardiometabolic risk factors and vascular stiffness in women at midlife: A pilot study to SWAN” at the American Heart Association's 26th annual Fellows Research Day at the University of Pittsburgh on January 12.

    1st Place Poster Presentation

    Alexis Nasr presented a poster titled “High radio-density perivascular fat as related to cardiometabolic risk factors and vascular stiffness in women at midlife: A pilot study to SWAN” at the American Heart Association's 26th annual Fellows Research Day at the University of Pittsburgh on January 12.

  • Dr. Robin Green and colleagues recently published “Prevalence of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Herbal Remedy Use in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Women: Results from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation.” in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

    SWAN Albert Einstein Teams Find 89% of Hispanic Women Use Herbal Remedies

    Dr. Robin Green and colleagues recently published “Prevalence of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Herbal Remedy Use in Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Women: Results from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation.” in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.