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

Research Interests: menopausal health.

Photo   Harlow, Sioban PhD
Principal Investigator, Michigan SWAN 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.

Photo   Finkelstein, Joel S. 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.

Photo   Kravitz, Howard 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

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.

Photo   Gold, Ellen PhD
Principal Investigator, UC Davis SWAN site
Photo   Greendale, Gail MD
Principal Investigator, UCLA SWAN 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

Photo   Derby, Carol PhD
Principal Investigator, NJ SWAN site
Research Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health
Photo   Matthews, Karen A. 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

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.

Photo   McConnell, Daniel S. PhD
PI CLASS Endocrine Laboratory
Director, CLASS Laboratory

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.

Photo   Brooks, Maria Mori PhD
Principal Investigator, SWAN Coordinating Center
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Co-Director, Epidemiology Data Center
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Epidemiology