Einstein Experts for Media

Women's health

Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H.

Siobhan M. Dolan, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Attending Physician, Reproductive and Medical Genetics, Montefiore Health System

Reproductive geneticsDrugs/infection in pregnancyPrenatal testingPreterm birth

Dr. Dolan is a clinician, researcher and reproductive genetics specialist who is nationally recognized for her expertise on preterm birth and the evolving field of prenatal genetic testing.  She has worked extensively on promoting preconception care, including the importance of folic acid and vaccinations, as well as understanding the risk of various exposures during pregnancy, such as anti-depressants, opioids and viral infections, including Zika.   read more...


Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D.

Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D.

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...