SWAN Investigators

Susan Johnson, MD, MS
SWAN Study Chair
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Epidemiology

Research Interests: menopausal health.
Winifred Rossi, MA
NIA/NIH Program Officer for SWAN
Deputy Director of Geriatric and Clinical Gerontology
National Institute on Aging, NIH

Lynda Hardy, PhD, RN
Program Director of SWAN Study
Program Director for HIV/AIDS, Children and Family Research

Donna Jo McCloskey, RN PhD
Siobán D. Harlow, PhD
PI of the Michigan Site
Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan

Research Interests: Developing a staging system for reproductive aging, variation in menstrual patterns across across the menopausal transition.
Joel S. Finkelstein, MD
Principal Investigator, MGH SWAN site
Associate Director, MGH Bone Density Center

Research Interests: effects of androgens and estrogens on bone metabolism, anabolic effects of parathyroid hormone on bone, epidemiology of menopausal bone loss, and new technologies for assessing bone mass.
Howard M. Kravitz, D.O., M.P.H.
Principal Investigator, Chicago (Rush) SWAN site
The Stanley G. Harris Family Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Preventive Medicine, Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

Research Interests: Major research interests are sleep, and depression and anxiety disorders, in which I have conducted a broad range of research. Secondary area of interest is in fibromyalgia. Also, I chair one of Rush's Institutional Review Boards and am interested in research bioethics.

Ellen B. Gold, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Public Health Sciences
UC Davis School of Medicine
Gail A. Greendale, MD
Principal Investigator, UCLA Site
Professor of Medicine & Obstetrics and Gynecology Geffen SOM at UCLA
Research Director, Iris Cantor UCLA Women's Center

Research Interests: Midlife and menopause; Osteoporosis, causes and consequences; Physical activity and health across the lifespan
Carol Derby PhD
Principal Investigator, NJ SWAN site
Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health

Karen A. Matthews, PhD
Principal Investigator, Pittsburgh Site
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Epidemiology, Psychology, & Clinical and Translational Science
Director, Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Research Training Program
Director, Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center

Research Interests: My major research interests are the psychological factors that put women at risk for heart disease and hypertension, with an emphasis on low socioeconomic status, psychological stress, emotional states, and the capacity to be resilient in the face of stress. My other research interest includes early development of cardiovascular risk in adolescence.

Daniel Scott McConnell, PhD
PI CLASS Endocrine Laboratory
Director, CLASS Laboratory

My research interest involves Immunoassay Development through the use of non-radioactive labeling techniques. We have been involved in raising antibodies in a number of species, labeling antibodies and ligands with a variety of non-radioactive tracers and using these reagents to develop highly sensitive and specific assays for reproductive markers. These assays are being adapted to a variety of formats which include manual, automated and microtiter plates. Further emphasis is placed on the synthesis of novel luminescent molecules that may be adaptable to labeling and conversion of the existing radioimmunoassays to chemiluminescent assays.

Maria Mori Brooks, PhD
Principal Investigator, Coordinating Center
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Epidemiology

John F. Randolph, Jr., M.D.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan
Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Director of the Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Research Interests: I study both the endocrinology of reproductive aging in women as well as the clinical applications of that physiology.
Sherri-Ann M. Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH
Co Principal Investigator, MGH SWAN site
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Research Interests: My research is focused on defining the physiology of a new phosphate-regulating hormone, FGF23; the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and insulin resistance; and clinical trials of treatments for osteoporosis.
Barbara Sternfeld, PhD
Co Principal Investigator, UC Davis SWAN site
Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests: physical activity epidemiology, measurement of physical activity, women's health
Jane A. Cauley, DrPH
SWAN Co-Investigator. PI: SWAN Hip Study
Vice Chair for Research

Research Interests: epidemiology of osteoporotic fractures and falls, the epidemiology of sex hormones and their relationship to chronic disease and the epidemiology of breast cancer. For 20 years, she has been actively involved in osteoporosis research