Studies have ranged from examining the association between
recurrent heart disease and periodontal disease to investigating
relationships between work stress and cardiovascular issues in
Clinical trials have focused on lipid-lowering medications'
effects on subclinical cardiovascular disease as well as the role
of hormone therapy, diet and vitamin supplements on heart disease,
cancer and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
Projects have ranged from studying the effects of weight-loss
alternatives to gastric bypass surgery to conducting a community
health assessment of Western New York residents to investigating
the promotion of hand washing to prevent the flu in Bangladesh.
Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD, principal investigator of UB’s
Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Center, discusses the
significance of the WHI, one of the longest and most comprehensive
studies ever done on postmenopausal women.