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Jean Wactawski-Wende

Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions
University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Women’s health, menopause, osteoporosis, reproductive health, cancer, the microbiome, periodontal disease

Jean Wactawski-Wende, an internationally recognized epidemiologist, can speak to the media on numerous women’s health issues, including cancer, osteoporosis and menopause. She is leading a $4 million National Institutes of Health-funded study of the oral microbiome and periodontitis in postmenopausal women.

Wactawski-Wende is also the principal investigator of UB’s Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Center, one of 40 centers across the U.S. responsible for implementing the landmark National Institutes of Health-funded WHI. Launched in 1993, the study aims to examine factors associated with the most common causes of death, disability and poor quality of life in postmenopausal women. Wactawski-Wende also leads the WHI Northeast Regional Center, which coordinates the activities of nine WHI-affiliated institutions in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

An active researcher for more than 25 years, Wactawski-Wende has been awarded more than $40 million in grants and contracts, focusing on the major factors influencing disease and death in older women.

CONTACT:

Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD
Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions; SUNY Distinguished Professor, Epidemiology and Environmental Health
University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions

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