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Susan Girdler PhD, FABMR
Dr. Susan Girdler is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and also serves as Director for the UNC Psychiatry Stress and Health Research Program. Dr. Girdler’s long standing research interest is in the adrenergic and neuroendocrine basis of reproductive mood disorders, including premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) and perimenopausal depression.
Tory Eisenlohr-Moul, PhD
Dr. Tory Eisenlohr-Moul is a scientist studying women's emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses to changing hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) across the menstrual cycle. Dr. Eisenlohr-Moul creates and tests integrative models that inform the development of treatments for at-risk women.
Liisa Hantsoo, PhD
Clinical Psychologist & Instructor
Dr. Hantsoo is a clinical psychologist with clinical and research background in stress biology. She completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University, doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Ohio State University, and Health Psychology internship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where she subspecialized in Women’s Health. Dr. Hantsoo's research focuses on stress, with special emphasis on stress response in the context of the menstrual cycle and PMS/PMDD.
Professor John Studd DSc, MD, FRCOG
Professor John Studd, DSc,MD,FRCOG was Consultant Gynaecologist at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London and also Professor of Gynaecology at Imperial College. His early research was on chronic renal disease and high blood pressure in pregnancy (MD thesis) but later started the first menopause clinic in the county in Birmingham in 1969. Studd first described the use of oestrogen patches and oestrogen implants for the treatment of severe PMS and runs a PMS/Menopause clinic at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, the Lister Hospital and the Wellington Hospital.
Andrea Chisholm MD FACOG
Dr. Chisholm has been in clinical practice for sixteen years providing obstetrical and gynecological care to a very diverse group of women. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine and a Clinical Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School. She educates medical students regularly about women's sexual and reproductive health and how to approach these often challenging conversations.