Date: May 18, 2021
Time: noon - 1 p.m. (Central time)
The speaker will give an introduction to the history of women's health research. Then, she will talk about women's health disparities in the U.S. and will give examples from their research on breast cancer, cardiovascular disease and maternal health disparities.
- The history of women's health research and practice in the U.S.
- Women's health and the impact of multiple factors
- Health disparities in the U.S.
- Summary of research related to breast cancer, cardiovascular disease and maternal health disparities in the U.S.
Zeynep Madak Erdogan
Dr. Zeynep Madak-Erdogan is an Associate Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and the Division of Nutritional Studies. Her research investigates the ways that nutrition influences the effects of estrogens on women's health, particularly for post-menopausal women and breast cancer survivors. Dr. Madak-Erdogan is affiliated with the Center for Digital Agriculture, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and the Cancer Center at Illinois. She also directs the Women's Health and Nutrition lab on campus.