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
  • A group of SWAN investigators led by Dr. Samar El Khoudary at the University of Pittsburgh have published a review of the SWAN results and progress in Menopause. The article summarizes the study’s major research findings which inform women and healthcare providers about the role of the menopause and midlife […]

    Invited Review manuscript of SWAN progress published in Menopause

    A group of SWAN investigators led by Dr. Samar El Khoudary at the University of Pittsburgh have published a review of the SWAN results and progress in Menopause. The article summarizes the study’s major research findings which inform women and healthcare providers about the role of the menopause and midlife […]

  • In a recent O Magazine article, SWAN was recognized as a major source of scientific knowledge about midlife women and menopause. A brief history of SWAN and a summary of its important contributions to menopause research are discussed. Click on the link below to view the article: The Ultimate Guide […]

    O Magazine Highlights SWAN

    In a recent O Magazine article, SWAN was recognized as a major source of scientific knowledge about midlife women and menopause. A brief history of SWAN and a summary of its important contributions to menopause research are discussed. Click on the link below to view the article: The Ultimate Guide […]