News, Research, & Events

Women's health in the news

We seek to provide women with accurate information and educational opportunities about volunteering for medical research. Below are articles highlighted in the media specific to women's health. 

women are dying  BECAUSE doctors treat us like men

sex matters: drugs can affect sexes differently

co-ed lab rats



Thursday, March 30, 2017 – CCTS 12th Annual Spring Conference, "Clinical Trial Networks & Team Science: Moving Discoveries to Interventions"

May 14-20, 2017 – National Women's Health Week

August 2017, TBD – Check back for upcoming events/talks as we roll out WHY on college campuses this fall.


WHY In Research


Publications citing Women's Health & You (WHY), formerly known as Kentucky Women's Health Registry (KWHR). All publications are cited using APA format. 



Archambault, C., Arel, R., & Filion, K. B. (2014). Gestational diabetes and risk of cardiovascular disease: a scoping review. Open Medicine8(1), e1.

Bristol-Gould, S., Desjardins, M., & Woodruff, T. K. (2010). The Illinois Women’s Health Registry: advancing women’s health research and education in Illinois, USA. Women's Health6(2), 183-196.

Bush, H. M., Pagorek, S., Kuperstein, J., Guo, J., Ballert, K. N., & Crofford, L. J. (2013). The association of chronic back pain and stress urinary incontinence: a cross-sectional study. Journal of women's health physical therapy37(1), 11.

Coker, A. L., Follingstad, D., Garcia, L. S., Williams, C. M., Crawford, T. N., & Bush, H. M. (2012). Association of intimate partner violence and childhood sexual abuse with cancer-related well-being in women. Journal of Women's Health21(11), 1180-1188.

Coker, A. L., Hopenhayn, C., DeSimone, C. P., Bush, H. M., & Crofford, L. (2009). Violence against women raises risk of cervical cancer. Journal of women's health18(8), 1179-1185.

Coker, A. L., Williams, C., Ferguson, J. E., Busch Jr, H. M., Parrish, Y., & Crofford, L. J. (2008). Intimate or childhood sexual abuse and obesity in Kentucky. Family violence prevention and health practice1(7).

Dennis, Cindy-Lee, and Simone Vigod. "The Relationship Between Postpartum Depression, Domestic Violence, Childhood Violence, and Substance Use Epidemiologic Study of a Large Community Sample." Violence against women 19.4 (2013): 503-517.


Eisenlohr-Moul, T. A., Crofford, L. J., Howard, T. W., Yepes, J. F., Carlson, C. R., & De Leeuw, R. (2015). Parasympathetic reactivity in fibromyalgia and temporomandibular disorder: associations with sleep problems, symptom severity, and functional impairment. The Journal of Pain16(3), 247-257.

Freibert, S. M., Mannino, D. M., Bush, H., & Crofford, L. J. (2011). The association of adverse pregnancy events and cardiovascular disease in women 50 years of age and older. Journal of Women's Health20(2), 287-293.

Garabedian, M. J., Lain, K. Y., Hansen, W. F., Garcia, L. S., Williams, C. M., & Crofford, L. J. (2011). Violence against women and postpartum depression. Journal of Women's Health20(3), 447-453.

Hardy, J. K., Crofford, L. J., & Segerstrom, S. C. (2011). Goal conflict, distress, and pain in women with fibromyalgia: A daily diary study. Journal of psychosomatic research70(6), 534-540.

Mitchell, M. D., Mannino, D. M., Steinke, D. T., Kryscio, R. J., Bush, H. M., & Crofford, L. J. (2011). Association of smoking and chronic pain syndromes in Kentucky women. The Journal of Pain12(8), 892-899.

Mousa, H. (2013, November). Coronary artery disease in women with and without rheumatoid arthritis in Kentucky women's health registry. In 141st APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 2-November 6, 2013). APHA.


Nes, L. S., Carlson, C. R., Crofford, L. J., de Leeuw, R., & Segerstrom, S. C. (2011). Individual differences and self-regulatory fatigue: Optimism, conscientiousness, and self-consciousness. Personality and individual differences50(4), 475-480.

Nes, L. S., Carlson, C. R., Crofford, L. J., De Leeuw, R., & Segerstrom, S. C. (2010). Self-regulatory deficits in fibromyalgia and temporomandibular disorders. Pain151(1), 37-44.

Ryan, C. D. (2014). Examination of the Prevalence and Mediating Factors of Diabetes Diagnoses in Kentucky Women with a History of Gestational Diabetes.

Scantlebury, D. C., Mohsin, R., & Bailey, A. L. (2011). Abstract P252: Rates of Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter in the Kentucky Women's Health Registry. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes4(Suppl 2), AP252-AP252.

Schmelzer, A. C., Salt, E., Wiggins, A., Crofford, L. J., Bush, H., & Mannino, D. M. (2016). Role of Stress and Smoking as Modifiable Risk Factors for Nonpersistent and Persistent Back Pain in Women. The Clinical journal of pain32(3), 232-237.

Towle, M. (2013, November). Predictive factors of temporomandibular pain in Kentucky women. In 141st APHA Annual Meeting (November 2-November 6, 2013). APHA.


Yeiser, S. (2014). Breast Health and Access to Care in the Kentucky Women's Health Registry.

Wosu, A. C., Gelaye, B., & Williams, M. A. (2015). History of childhood sexual abuse and risk of prenatal and postpartum depression or depressive symptoms: an epidemiologic review. Archives of women's mental health18(5), 659-671.