Research Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Suite 600, 4420 Bayard Street 15260
Primary Phone: 967-193-7357
I am a psychiatric epidemiologist, and my research has primarily focused on the impact of the menopausal transition on mental health and quality of life outcomes. I am particularly interested in understanding the role of family history of depression in the development of depression in women during midlife. I am also interested in examining changes in quality of life over the menopausal transition and identifying predictors of those changes. More recently, I have become involved in research focused on the relationship between physical functioning and trajectories of lifestyle behaviors and psychosocial factors in women during midlife. Most of my work has been conducted using data from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN), a multi-center, multi-ethnic observational study of the menopausal transition. I have worked with the SWAN data for over 10 years, and I am currently an Investigator at the SWAN Coordinating Center.
1996 | Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME | Bachelor of Arts
2001 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | Master of Public Health
2012 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | PhD Psychiatric Epidemiology
Kline CE, Colvin AB, Pettee Gabriel K, Karvonen-Gutierrez CA, Cauley JA, Hall MH, Matthews KA, Ruppert KM, Neal-Perry GS, Strotmeyer ES, Sternfeld B. Associations between longitudinal trajectories of insomnia symptoms and sleep duration with objective physical function in postmenopausal women: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. Sleep. 2021 Mar 11:zsab059. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsab059. Epub ahead of print.