Thurston named president of North American Menopause Society

Rebecca Thurston, professor of Psychiatry, Clinical and Translational Science, Epidemiology and Psychology, has been named 2019-2020 president of the North American Menopause Society. 

“It is a privilege to lead this fantastic organization devoted to the study and care of midlife women,” Thurston said.

Thurston is an expert in the field of mid- and late-life women’s mental and cardiovascular health. Her research has transformed the understanding of numerous behavioral health issues underlying women’s cardiovascular health, including the link between hot flashes and cardiovascular disease and the relationship of psychosocial issues such as depression, anxiety and poverty to cardiovascular disease.