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Meet Our CREWHS Steering Committee

Whether in the realm of autoimmune diseases, cancer, cardiovascular health, maternal-fetal medicine, neurology, OB-GYN and reproductive health or orthopedics, our experts are redefining women’s health research and improving health outcomes for women around the globe.

Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
Professor & The Helping Hand of Los Angeles Endowed Chair, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Dean for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
Professor, Medicine, Irwin and Sheila Allen Chair in Women’s Heart Research, Director, Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center, Director, Preventative Cardiac Center, Director, Linda Joy Pollen Women’s Heart Health Program, Director, Erika J. Glazer Women’s Heart Research Initiative
Nancy L. Sicotte, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology , Women’s Guild Distinguished Chair in Neurology , Director, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Program
Caroline Jefferies, PhD
Scientific Director, CREWHS, Associate Professor, Rheumatology
Mariko Ishimori, MD
Assistant Professor, Rheumatology, Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) Medicine
Nicole Leonard, JD, MBA
Vice President and Associate Dean, Research
S. Ananth Karumanchi, MBBS
Professor, Medicine, Medallion Chair in Vascular Biology
Graciela Gonzalez-Hernandez, PhD
Vice Chair, Research and Education Computational Biomedicine
Melodie Metzger, PhD
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics
Sarah Parker, PhD
Associate Professor, Cardiology, Co-Director, Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility, Smidt Heart Institute, Board of Governors Innovation Center
Celine Riera, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Administration and Staff Support

Patrick St. Julien
Center Executive Assistant

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We look forward to sharing our work and hearing about yours. Contact the Center for Research in Women’s Health Science today.