2021-2022 BIRCWH Cohort
Dr. Holliday’s study focuses on measuring reproductive coercion perpetration and exploring the socio-ecological correlates of this specific form of gender-based violence.
Dr. Abshire’s research addresses the needs of advanced heart failure patients and their informal caregivers. She will develop and test a novel multi-component intervention tailored to caregiver goals, HEart failure Resilience Intervention for Caregivers (HEROIC), to improve preventive health behaviors, reduce caregiver burden and improve QOL among HF caregivers during her BIRCWH award.
Dr. Koirala’s research focuses on developing a tool/framework consisting of co-designed strategies for quality multimorbidity care of patients living with two or more chronic conditions and their family members.
Dr. Standeven’s research focuses on the role of neurosteroid alterations in the symptoms of anxiety and depression experienced by women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
2018 BIRCWH Cohort
Mentors: Susan Sherman, PhD; Karin Tobin, PhD
Research Interests: Underlying mechanisms that inform our understanding of sexual health disparities at the intersections of HIV and intimate partner abuse prevention, healthy sexuality and reproductive well-being.
Mentors: Bert Vogelstein, MD; Amanda Nickles Fader, MD
Research Interests: Women’s interest in endometrial cancer screening and knowledge of the consequences of obesity; Testing utility of the Papgene mutational analysis, a novel screening technique
Mentors: Sophie Lanzkron, MD, MHS; Mindy Christianson, MD
Research Interests: Reproductive and sexual health in adolescent and adult women with sickle cell disease (SCD)
Mentors: Khalil Ghanem, MD, PhD; Deborah Persaud, MD; Jean Anderson, MD
Research Interests: Improving perinatal outcomes for women living with HIV
Mentor: Robert Brodsky, MD
Research Interests: Targeted therapies for HELLP syndrome