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Leader in Endometriosis Research Joins MSU

Stacey Missmer

Stacey Missmer has joined the College of Human Medicine in 2016 as a professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. She is highly regarded for her reproductive health research focused on causes and consequences of endometriosis and infertility.


ScD: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2003)

Recent Honors: Nominated to the World Endometriosis Society Board of Directors for the 2017-2020 term and elected as treasurer following the 13th World Congress on Endometriosis in Vancouver, BC, on May 17, 2017.

Most Recent Publication: Farland LV, Eliassen AH, Tamimi RM, Spiegelman D, Michels KB, Missmer SA. (2017)  History of breast feeding and risk of incident endometriosis: prospective cohort study. British Medical Journal

About My Research: “As scientific director of the Boston Center for Endometriosis, I oversee a longitudinal study of more than 1,000 adolescent girls and young women to identify causal factors and novel treatments for this pelvic pain and endometriosis. Our research suggests that girls and women with endometriosis may be at high risk for autoimmune disease, cardiovascular disease and specific cancer types – increasing the importance of study across the life course. Modifiable risk factors do exist, and at MSU, we are focusing on the diversity of the population in Michigan and our strong community partnerships to ensure that all women are included in discoveries to improve gynecologic health.”

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