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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  • “The prospective longitudinal cohort study was part of the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Researchers analyzed blood tests conducted on 1,537 women between the ages of 42 and 63. The long-term SWAN study monitored changes in the women’s health as they went through the menopausal transition. For […]

    SWAN Investigators Publish Article about Predicting the Timing of Final Menstrual Period

    “The prospective longitudinal cohort study was part of the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Researchers analyzed blood tests conducted on 1,537 women between the ages of 42 and 63. The long-term SWAN study monitored changes in the women’s health as they went through the menopausal transition. For […]

  • Four SWAN investigators assumed leadership positions of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) for 2019-2020.  Dr. Rebecca Thurston (University of Pittsburgh) was elected President, Dr. Hadine Joffe (Harvard) President-Elect, Dr. Carolyn Crandall (UCLA) Secretary, and Dr. Samar El Khoudary (University of Pittsburgh) joined as a new member of the NAMS […]

    Congratulations to SWAN Investigators!

    Four SWAN investigators assumed leadership positions of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) for 2019-2020.  Dr. Rebecca Thurston (University of Pittsburgh) was elected President, Dr. Hadine Joffe (Harvard) President-Elect, Dr. Carolyn Crandall (UCLA) Secretary, and Dr. Samar El Khoudary (University of Pittsburgh) joined as a new member of the NAMS […]