Jean Wactawski-Wende, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Research Advancement
Professor and Associate Chair, 
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions; Professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus

Women's health issues including the areas of osteoporosis, cancer, hormones and menopause.

  1. Anderson GL, Chlebowski RT, Aragaki AK, Kuller LH, Manson JE, Gass M, Bluhm E, Connelly S, Hubbell FA, Lane D, Martin L, Ockene J, Rohan T, Schenken R, Wactawski-Wende J. Conjugated equine oestrogen and breast cancer incidence and mortality in postmenopausal women with hysterectomy: extended follow-up of the Women's Health Initiative randomised placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Oncol. 2012 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22401913.
  2. Barbour KE, Boudreau R, Danielson ME, Youk AO, Wactawski-Wende J, Greep NC, Lacroix AZ, Jackson RD, Wallace RB, Bauer DC, Allison MA, Cauley JA. Inflammatory markers and the risk of hip fracture: The women's health initiative. J Bone Miner Res. 2012 Jan 27. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.1559. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22392817.
  3. Neuhouser ML, Manson JE, Millen A, Pettinger M, Margolis K, Jacobs ET, Shikany JM, Vitolins M, Adams-Campbell L, Liu S, Leblanc E, Johnson KC, Wactawski-Wende J. The Influence of Health and Lifestyle Characteristics on the Relation of Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D With Risk of Colorectal and Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Feb 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22362582.
  4. Dasharathy SS, Mumford SL, Pollack AZ, Perkins NJ, Mattison DR, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Menstrual bleeding patterns among regularly menstruating women. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Mar 15;175(6):536-45. Epub 2012 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 22350580; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3299419.
  5. Yeung EH, Zhang C, Albert PS, Mumford SL, Ye A, Perkins NJ, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Adiposity and sex hormones across the menstrual cycle: the BioCycle Study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2012 Feb 7. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2012.9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22310471.
  6. Gaskins AJ, Wilchesky M, Mumford SL, Whitcomb BW, Browne RW, Wactawski-Wende J, Perkins NJ, Schisterman EF. Endogenous Reproductive Hormones and C-reactive Protein Across the Menstrual Cycle: The BioCycle Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Mar 1;175(5):423-31. Epub 2012 Feb 3. PubMed PMID: 22306563; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3282877.
  7. Pollack AZ, Schisterman EF, Goldman LR, Mumford SL, Perkins NJ, Bloom MS, Rudra CB, Browne RW, Wactawski-Wende J. Relation of Blood Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury Levels to Biomarkers of Lipid Peroxidation in Premenopausal Women. Am J
    Epidemiol. 2012 Feb 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22302120.
  8. Sharp DS, Andrew ME, Burchfiel CM, Violanti JM, Wactawski-Wende J. Body mass index versus dual energy x-ray absorptiometry-derived indexes: Predictors of cardiovascular and diabetic disease risk factors. Am J Hum Biol. 2012 Jan 24. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22221. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22275162.
  9. Bertone-Johnson ER, McTiernan A, Thomson CA, Wactawski-Wende J, Aragaki AK, Rohan TE, Vitolins MZ, Tamimi RM, Johnson KC, Lane D, Rexrode KM, Peck JD, Chlebowski RT, Sarto G, Manson JE. Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation and One-Year Change in Mammographic Density in the Women's Health Initiative Calcium and Vitamin D Trial. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Mar;21(3):462-73. Epub 2012 Jan 17. PubMed PMID: 22253296; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3297717.
  10. Schliep KC, Schisterman EF, Mumford SL, Pollack AZ, Zhang C, Ye A, Stanford JB, Hammoud AO, Porucznik CA, Wactawski-Wende J. Caffeinated beverage intake and reproductive hormones among premenopausal women in the BioCycle Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Feb;95(2):488-97. Epub 2012 Jan 11. PubMed PMID: 22237060; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3260075.