SWAN Leadership

Susan R. Johnson, MD, MS
Susan R. Johnson, MD, MS

SWAN Study Chair

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Epidemiology
susan@susanrjohnson.onmicrosoft.com

Research Interests:

Menopausal health

Sioban Harlow, PhD
Sioban Harlow, PhD

Principal Investigator, Michigan SWAN Site

Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan
harlow@umich.edu

Research Interests:

Developing a staging system for reproductive aging, variation in menstrual patterns across across the menopausal transition.

 Joel S. Finkelstein, MD
Joel S. Finkelstein, MD

Principal Investigator, MGH SWAN Site

Associate Director, MGH Bone Density Center
jfinkelstein@partners.org

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 Kravitz DO, MPH
Howard Kravitz DO, MPH

Principal Investigator, Chicago (Rush) SWAN Site

The Stanley G. Harris Family Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Preventive Medicine, Rush Medical
Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
hkravitz@rush.edu

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 Gold, PhD
Ellen Gold, PhD

Principal Investigator, UC Davis SWAN Site

Gail Greendale, MD
Gail Greendale, MD

Principal Investigator, UCLA SWAN Site

Professor of Medicine & Obstetrics and Gynecology Geffen SOM at UCLA
Research Director, Iris Cantor UCLA Women’s Center
ggreenda@mednet.ucla.edu

Research Interests:

Midlife and menopause; Osteoporosis, causes and consequences; Physical activity and health across the lifespan

Carol Derby, PhD
Carol Derby, PhD

Principal Investigator, NJ SWAN Site

Research Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health
Carol.derby@einsteinmed.org

Karen A. Matthews, PhD
Karen A. Matthews, PhD

Principal Investigator, Pittsburgh SWAN 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
matthewska@upmc.edu

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 S. McConnell, PhD
Daniel S. McConnell, PhD

PI CLASS Endocrine Laboratory

Director, CLASS Laboratory
danmcc@umich.edu

Research Interests:

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
Maria Mori Brooks, PhD

Principal Investigator, SWAN Coordinating Center

Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Co-Director, Epidemiology Data Center
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Epidemiology
mbrooks@pitt.edu