Status of Women’s Health Research Focus of Upcoming Lecture

March 17, 2005

(University Park, Pa) — Dr. Carol S. Weisman, professor of health evaluation sciences, obstetrics and gynecology at Penn State, will deliver a speech titled “The Status of Women’s Health Research” at noon on Monday, March 28 in the Bennett-Pierce Living Center (110 Henderson Building) on the Penn State University Park campus. Light refreshments will be served following the presentation, which is free and open to the public.

Weisman is a sociologist and health services researcher with a principal interest in women’s health care and policy. Her research focuses on improving access and quality in women’s primary care and on how health risks affect women’s health. She currently directs the Central Pennsylvania Center of Excellence for Research on Pregnancy Outcomes, a four-year $4.7 million project aimed at reducing disparities in adverse pregnancy outcomes by improving women’s preconceptional health.

Weisman is editor of Women’s Health Issues, the peer-reviewed journal of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, and serves on the institute’s board of governors. She also co-chairs the Women’s Health Measurement Advisory Panel of the National Committee for Quality Assurance and serves on the Pfizer Women’s Health advisory board and the steering committee for the Women’s Health Research Coalition of the Society for Women’s Health Research. Before coming to Penn State, Weisman was a faculty member in the schools of public health at the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University.

Weisman’s presentation is co-sponsored by Penn State’s Children, Youth and Families Consortium, Department of Kinesiology and College of Health and Human Development.

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Editors: For more information, please contact either Amy Mitchell at (814) 863-1163 or alb1@psu.edu, or Bill Hessert at (814) 863-4325 or swh4@psu.edu.