Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology
Co-Project Director of the Clinical Coordinating Center for the Women's Health Initiative and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
EducationPhD Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 1984
MPH Public Health Nursing, University of North Carolina, 1981
BSN Nursing, Georgetown University, 1979
- Women's Health Initiative Clinical Coordinating Center
- Menopausal Symptoms Initiative: Finding Lasting Answers for Sweats and Hot Flashes (MSI-FLASH)
FHCRC: PHS Program: Cancer Prevention Program
Dr. LaCroix's principal research interests are in older women's health focusing specifically on prevention of osteoporosis, fractures, disability, falls, and cardiovascular disease. Areas of current emphasis include randomized trials testing the ability of several medications (thiazide diuretics, alendronate, HRT) to reduce risk of osteoporosis and fractures, and designing and evaluating state-of-the-art preventive services programs for older women in managed care settings. In addition, she is Co-Project Director of the Clinical Coordinating Center for the Women's Health Initiative and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Dr. LaCroix currently teaches EPI 589 "Epidemiologic Research of Aging Populations" offered in Winter Quarter on alternating years, and she co-teaches EPI 590I "Selected Topics: Epidemiology of Women''s Health" offered in Spring Quarter.
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