Dr. Harlow has developed analytical approaches for the analysis of menstrual cycle data and conducted several studies which couple the maintenance of a menstrual diary over an extended period of time with frequent measurement of risk factors in various population cohorts. She has defined a lifespan approach to understanding the variability in menstrual function throughout the reproductive lifecourse, presented evidence of the growing impact of menstrual dysfunction in developing countries on women's health and daily functioning and articulated the importance of addressing menstrual dysfunction in reproductive health programs.
Dr. Harlow participated in the 2001 Staging of Reproductive Aging (STRAW) meeting, and as PI of the ReSTAGE Collaboration (Staging Reproductive Aging Across Four Cohorts) she led the multi-study effort to empirically evaluate the 2001 STRAW recommendations. She is PI on an R13 from NIA entitled "STRAW+10: Addressing the Unfinished Agenda of Staging Reproductive Aging"(AG039961). She is PI of the Michigan site of the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN), a multi-site longitudinal study of health of women as they transition through the midlife, and she is co-Investigator on a population-based study of vulvadynia (HD054767)
EPID506: Health of Nations: Introduction to International Health
EPID550: Reproductive Epidemiology
EPID663: Health, Evidence, and Human Rights
EPID664: Field Methods in Epidemiology for Developing Countries
EPID665: Research Seminar in International Health
EPID620 The Epidemiology of Women's Health For winter term, Sioban Harlow will be teaching this course.
Research Interests & Projects
Dr. Harlow has developed analytical approaches for the analysis of menstrual cycle data and conducted several studies which couple the maintenance of a menstrual diary over an extended period of time with frequent measurement of risk factors in various population cohorts. She has defined a lifespan approach to understanding the variability in menstrual function throughout the reproductive lifecourse, presented evidence of the growing impact of menstrual dysfunction in developing countries on women's health and daily functioning and articulated the importance of addressing menstrual dysfunction in reproductive health programs. She led a multi-study collaboration (The ReSTAGE Collaboration) evaluating protocols for staging reproductive aging using menstrual and endocrine markers (AG 021543) and she was PI of a study of secular change in menstrual functions (HD055524).
Dr. Harlow directed a Fogarty International Center Training Grant for Research Training in Reproductive and Perinatal Health from to 1999 to 2006(TW01276). This training grant contributed to the development of human resources in reproductive health research in the U.S.-border region of Mexico in collaboration with Dr. Catalina Denman, El Colegio de Sonora in Hermosillo, Sonora Mexico. The program also collaborated with the Dr. Godfrey Woelk, Department of Community Medicine at the University of Zimbabwe in the development of their new Masters of Science Program in Biostatistics. In the context of this work, her trainees research has addressed gender-based violence in relation to risk of HIV/AIDS in South Africa; gynecologic morbidity, maternal morbidity and infant mortality in Northern Mexico; and neurobehavioral development among children of women working in production of cut-flowers for export in Ecuador.
Fogarty International Center
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Harlow SD, Gass M, Hall JE, Lobo R, Maki P, Rebar RW, Sherman S, Sluss PM, de Villiers TJ; for the STRAW + 10 Collaborative Group. (2012). Executive Summary of the Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop + 10: Addressing the Unfinished Agenda of Staging Reproductive Aging. Climacteric, Fertility and Sterility, J Clin Endocrinol Metab, Menopause
Reed BD, Harlow SD, Sen A, Legocki LJ, Edwards RM, Arato N, Haefner HK (2011Epub). Prevalence and demographic characteristics of vulvodynia in a population-based sample Am J Obstet Gynecol
de Carvalho MH, Álvarez-Hernández G, Denman C, Harlow SD (2011). Validity of underlying cause of death statistics in Hermosillo, Mexico Salud Publica Mex
Wang CN, Little R, Nan B, Harlow SD (March, 2011). A hot-deck multiple imputation procedure for gaps in longitudinal recurrent event histories Biometrics
Cain KC, Harlow SD, Little RJ, Nan B, Yosef M, Taffe JR, Elliott MR (May, 2011). Bias due to left truncation and left censoring in longitudinal studies of developmental and disease processes American Journal of Epidemiology, 1078-84.
Alvarez G, Lara F, Harlow SD, Denman C (July, 2009). Mortalidad infantile y marginalidad urbana: analysis espacial de su relacion en una ciudad de tamano medio del noroeste mexicana. [Infant mortality and urban marginalization: a spatial analysis of their relationship in a medium-sized city in northwest Me Pan American Journal of Public Health, (1), 31-38.
Lara-Valencia F, Harlow SD, Lemos MC, Denman CA (2009). Equity Dimensions of Hazardous Waste Generation in Rapidly Industrializing Cities along the United States-Mexico Border Journal of Environmental Planning & Management, 2, 195-216.
Handal AJ, Harlow SD, Breihl J, Lozoff B. (2008). Occupational Exposure to Pesticides during Pregnancy and Neurobehavioral Development of Infants and Toddlers. Epidemiology, 6, 851-859.
Sowers MFR, Eyvazzadeh AD, McConnell D, Yosef M, Jannausch ML, Zhang D, Harlow S, Randolph JF (July, 2008). Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) and Inhibin B in the Definition of Ovarian Aging and the Menopause Transition. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Handal AJ, Lozoff B, Breihl J, Harlow SD (2007). Neurobehavioral Development in Children with Potential Exposure to Pesticides Epidemiology, 312-320.