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Epidemiology Seminar - Rebecca Clark Thurston, PhD

Thursday 1/12 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Rebecca Clark Thurston, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Clinical and Translational Science, Epidemiology and Psychology, Department of Psychiatry University of Pittsburgh
Menopausal Symptoms and the Emergence of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women

Dr. Thurston received both her Master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical health psychology from Duke University. Following a clinical internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2003, she went on to complete a two-year fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at Harvard University before joining the Department of Psychiatry faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 2005 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Thurston also holds secondary appointments at Pitt in the Department of Epidemiology and the Department of Psychology, and in 2011 was awarded membership on the University’s graduate faculty. Throughout her career at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Thurston has demonstrated a passion for research and training the next generation of academic researchers. Her innovative research focuses on menopause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women, two prevalent and inter-related health issues that can have a profound impact on women’s lives. Specifically, one line of her research examines the physiology, management, and sequelea of menopausal hot flashes - phenomena experienced by over 70% of women and for which there are no known treatments.

Last Updated On Thursday, December 22, 2016 by Weller, Alison N
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