Other Areas of Women's Health Research
Multidisciplinary women's health consultative services are offered across Mayo Clinic's three campuses. Due to patient demand, Mayo Clinic is actively expanding these clinical services.
Partnerships between basic science researchers and clinician-investigators will advance clinical care for women in these areas. The Women's Health Research Center will provide support and mentorship for the development of robust research programs in women's health clinical areas prioritized for growth.
Life stages and transitions
Maternal and perinatal health. Research priorities include fibroids, infertility and ovarian preservation, preeclampsia, preterm birth, immunity, and pregnancy.
Contributing investigators include Douglas J. Creedon, M.D., Ph.D.; Svetomir N. Markovic, M.D., Ph.D.; Elizabeth (Ebbie) A. Stewart, M.D.; and colleagues.
Menopause and healthy aging. Research priorities include the consequences of induced versus natural menopause, individualized hormone therapy, female sexual dysfunction, and the preservation of quality of life and independent living during aging.
Contributing investigators include Brian C. Brost, M.D.; Andrea L. Cheville, M.D.; Bobbie S. Gostout, M.D.; James L. Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D.; Mary I. O'Connor, M.D.; Walter A. Rocca, M.D.; Lynne T. Shuster, M.D.; Richa Sood, M.D.; Kathryn A. Stolp, M.D.; and colleagues.
Conditions that have a disproportionate burden on women's lives
Pelvic floor disorders. Research priorities include defecation disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor dysfunction syndromes.
Contributing investigators include Adil E. Bharucha, MBBS, M.D.; Daniel S. Elliott, M.D.; John B. Gebhart, M.D.; Christopher J. Klingele, M.D.; Deborah J. Lightner, M.D.; Emanuel C. Trabuco, M.D.; and colleagues.
Functional pain disorders. Research priorities include endometriosis, fibromyalgia, pelvic pain and vulvodynia.
Contributing investigators include Douglas J. Creedon, M.D., Ph.D.; Jani R. Jensen, M.D.; Elizabeth (Ebbie) A. Stewart, M.D.; Rochelle R. Torgerson, M.D., Ph.D.; Ann Vincent, MBBS, M.D.; and colleagues.