Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

Dr. Stefanick’s research focuses on women’s health, chronic disease prevention and aging. She has conducted the large Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) randomized controlled trials (RCT) of menopausal hormone therapy, low-fat diet, and calcium & vitamin D on heart disease, cancer, osteoporotic fractures and dementia and is currently Principal Investigator (PI) of the WHI Extension Study, the WHI Strong & Healthy (WHISH) physical activity trial, focusing on heart disease, and the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study (MrOS). Dr. Stefanick is also founding Director of the Stanford Women’s Health and Sex Differences in Medicine (WHSDM, “wisdom”) Center and teaches courses on the role of sex and gender and sexuality in health over the life course and across the sexual and gender spectra.

Chronic disease prevention