Distinguished University Professor Emerita, Epidemiology & Population Health
Dorothy and William Manealoff Foundation and Molly Rosen Chair in Social Medicine Emerita
Principal Investigator, Women's Health Initiative
Epidemiology & population healthHypertensionWomen's health
An authority in epidemiology, Dr. Smoller has made important research contributions in several areas including hormone therapy and cardiovascular disease, depression and antidepressant use as risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke, and biomarkers and prediction models of stroke risk. She has had a major role in studies that have helped to change medical practice in the U.S., including the NIH’s Women’s Health Initiative, a long-term study of postmenopausal women, for which she is Einstein’s principal investigator. read more...
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health (Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility), Einstein
Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology), Einstein
Director, Menopause Research and Treatment Center, Montefiore Health System
Director, Bone Density Unit, Montefiore
Hormone replacement therapyVitamin D deficiency
Dr. Freeman is a widely recognized authority on menopause, hormone replacement therapy, osteoporosis, and vitamin D deficiency. She is currently director of the Menopause Research and Treatment Center of the Bone Densitometry Unit at the Institute for Women’s Health at Montefiore Medical Center. She also serves on the editorial board of the journal Menopause. read more...
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women, Einstein and Montefiore Health System
Professor, Pediatrics, Einstein
Chair Emeritus, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women, Einstein
High-risk pregnancyPrenatal testing
An expert in high-risk pregnancies, Dr. Merkatz is recognized for his landmark discovery of the link between low alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels and Down syndrome, which revolutionized prenatal testing. The longest serving department chair in obstetrics and gynecology in the U.S., he established community programs to prevent preterm birth and eliminate racial and gender disparities in health outcomes. read more...