WHAM Collaborative Members Continue Advancing in their Fields


WHAM members stay busy with new projects and engagements, publications, and roles.



Contact: Anna Britt, (540) 808-6963,


Greenwich, CT (May 4, 2022) – WHAM Collaborative members are accelerating women’s health research by publishing important work on a wide range of medical topics and making powerful advancements in their careers.

“The WHAM Collaborative has been making immense strides across health and medicine. The success of each member continues to strengthen WHAM’s purpose and message: expanding women’s health research is more important now than ever,” said WHAM Founder and CEO, Carolee Lee. “These contributions to women’s health also benefit our economy. The WHAM report shows that small investments in women’s health research yield large economic benefits – just $300 million creates over $13 billion in impacts.”

WHAM Collaborative members have exciting new publications that are helping to advance women’s health through COVID vaccines, neurological disease treatment, Alzheimer’s prevention and more.

Dr. Stacey Rosen’s book Heart Smarter for Women: Six Weeks to a Healthier Heart, written alongside Dr. Jennifer Mieres, was released on March 29th. The book outlines a comprehensive approach to healthy heart living for women. Dr. Rosen serves as Senior Vice President for Women’s Health, Katz Institute for Women’s Health, Northwell Health Partners and as Council Professor of Women’s Health, Hofstra North Shore-LJI School of Medicine, Hofstra University.

Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire, President and CEO, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, was recently published in the LA Times outlining how to structure large-scale collaboration to help accelerate a universal COVID vaccine: “Op-Ed: What will it take to make a universal COVID vaccine?

Dr. Roberta Brinton, Director of the  University of Arizona Center for Innovation in Brain Science published “Can Innovative Trial Designs in Orphan Diseases Drive Advancement of Treatments for Common Neurological Diseases?” in the ASCPT Journal Family in January, proposing new regulatory initiatives can help accelerate new treatments for diseases in critical need of new therapies.

WHAM Collaborative members are taking on elevated leadership roles in medicine that will continue to accelerate women’s health research.

Dr. Alyson McGregor, recently made the exciting transition to become Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Development at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.

Dr. Lisa Mosconi recently announced her new role as the Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Weill Cornell. Dr. Mosconi also serves as Director, Women’s Brain Initiative, Weill Cornell Medicine and Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology at the Weill Cornell Medicine. In addition, Dr. Mosconi recently published “Endogenous and Exogenous Estrogen Exposures: How Women’s Reproductive Health Can Drive Brain Aging and Inform Alzheimer’s Prevention” in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, highlighting the impact of a woman’s reproductive history on aging and Alzheimer’s disease.

The WHAM Collaborative is a group of leading researchers, clinicians, and experts united to accelerate women’s health research. The WHAM Collaborative’s success lies in its diverse range of perspectives around prioritizing women’s health equity in medical research and science. Each member brings dedication to addressing gender-based health inequities to bridge the gaps in research, driving a healthier population and economy.


About WHAM (Women’s Health Access Matters)

Women’s health is an economic issue we can’t afford to ignore. WHAM works to increase awareness of and funding for women’s health research by accelerating scientific discovery in women’s health in four primary disease verticals – autoimmune disease, brain health, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. The WHAM Report quantifies the economic opportunity for investing in women’s health, looking across diseases that impact women differently and differentially, including coronary artery disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more at and Learn more about The WHAM Collaborative here.

WHAM is dedicated to funding women’s health research and investment to transform women’s lives.


WHAM was created in response to the considerable funding gap, historical exclusion, and underrepresentation of women in health research.


Marianne Foss-Skiftesvik
Chief of Staff & Strategic Partnerships

19 East Elm St
Greenwich CT 06830



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