Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 12:00pm
Speaker/s:

Ruby Nguyen, MHS, PhD

Dr. Nguyen is an Associate Professor in the Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Dr. Nguyen received her PhD and MHS in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University. She is engaged in population-based epidemiological investigations about the natural history of chronic vulvar pain and its sequelae, specifically central nervous system-maintained pain associated with overlapping pain conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorder and fibromyalgia.  She also has expertise in chronic vulvar pain during pregnancy and into the postpartum period, and has examined the association of the mode of delivery on vulvar pain, as well as methods to determine in utero environmental exposures that may affect vulvar pain.  In addition to her expertise in chronic pain, Dr. Nguyen has also conducted a number of studies to examine high-risk pregnancies and infertility.  

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:00pm
Speaker/s:

Ruth Lindquist, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA

Dr. Lindquist is a Professor in the School of Nursing, University of Minnesota 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 12:00pm
Speaker/s:

C. Neill Epperson, M.D.

Dr. Epperson is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness, University of Pennsylvania 

Dr. Epperson received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991.  She has 17 years of experience in the treatment of mood and behavioral disorders across the female reproductive life cycle. In specific, she has expertise in the assessment and treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder, premenstrual worsening of depression and bipolar disorder, perinatal psychiatric disorders, mood disorders due to hormonal treatments, and perimenopausal mood disturbances. Dr. Epperson also treats women with adjustment difficulties and post-traumatic stress due to pregnancy complications or loss, and consults with peri- and early post-menopausal women with cognitive complaints. She is the Director of the Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness. Her research focuses on the neuroendocrinology of mood, behavior, and cognition across the female life span.