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Johns Hopkins Women's Health Research Group

A collaboration among the Bloomberg School of Public Health,
the School of Medicine, and the School of Nursing.

Past Symposia


Speaker(s) and Lecture Titles


9th Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium

A Celebration of Women's Health Research at Johns Hopkins

The 9th Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium is a celebration of ground-breaking research related to women’s health that have been established within Johns Hopkins. This symposium will consist of speakers who have been pioneers in the field of women’ health, a poster session to showcase new innovative research, and brief oral presentations from the new generation of leaders in women’s health. We will end this celebration with an Award ceremony. We hope you can join us for this celebration!

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8th Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium

Women & HIV: Science, Policy and Practice

Keynote Speaker

Karen Hoover, MD, MPH;Center of Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Prevention with Negatives: Implementation Consideration for Women

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Sex Differences Matter: Women’s Health & Drugs, Devices and Biologics


Women's Health Research: Lifting All Boats

Keynote Speaker

Janine Clayton, MD, Director, Office of Research on Women's Health, and Associate Director, Research on Women’s Health, National Institutes of Health


Responding to Violence Against Women: Emerging Evidence, Implementation Science, and Innovative Interventions


Keynote Speaker and Symposium Theme:

Laura Herrera, MD, MPH, Patient Care Services, Veterans Health Administration
Leading the Nation in Women Veteran’s Health: The Important Role of Research

Research Presentations:

Michele R. Decker, ScD MPH, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, School of Public Health
Sex Trade Among Young Female Family Planning Patients: An Understudied Women’s Health Issue

Jessie Kimbrough-Sugick, MD, MPH, Clinical-Investigator Fellow, School of Medicine
Prospective Study on the Association of Patient Navigation And Mammography Screening Among Urban African American Medicare Beneficiaries at Risk For Low Health Literacy

Anjalee Kohli, PhD Student, School of Public Health
Sexual Violence Affects Family and Community Relationships in Eastern DRC


Keynote Speaker and Symposium Theme:

Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Women’s Health

Research Presentations:

Kathryn Martinez, MPH, Doctoral Student, School of Public Health
Determinants of Colorectal Cancer Screening Adherence Among Female African American Medicare Beneficiaries in Baltimore City

Priya Palta, MHS Student, School of Public Health
Effect of Financial Strain on Oxidative Stress in Community-Dwelling Older Adult Women

Janet Rosenbaum, PhD, AM, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Public Health
Condoms and Sugar Daddies: Sexual Bargaining about Condom Use Among Low SES Women


Sharon J. Olsen, PhD(c), RN, AOCN, School of Nursing
Strategies to Address the Shortage of Providers Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors

Barbara R. Migeon, MD, Departments of Pediatrics and Biology, Institute of Genetic Medicine
Mosaicism, X-Chromosome Inactivation and Women’s Health

Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Latent Variable Modeling to Predict Frailty in Older Women

Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
Overcoming Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Women’s Health Care


Pamela Ouyang, MD, Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine
Sex Hormones and Cardiovascular Disease

Tamar Mendelson, PhD, Department of Mental Health, School of Public Health
Women and Depression: Enhancing Prediction, Promoting Prevention

Nancy Glass, PhD, School of Nursing and Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
Joining Forces, Joining Voices: Developing a Collaborative Intervention Research Program to Prevent Violence Against Women

Wanda Nicholson, MD, MPH, Department of Gynecology/Obstetrics, School of Medicine
Parity, Reproductive Factors and Type 2 Diabetes: Implications for Interventions

Emily Agree, PhD, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, School of Public Health
Parity and Later Life Health in Egypt