Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation V (SWAN)

Now in its 20th year, the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation is a multi-site, multi-ethnic longitudinal, study designed to examine the health — physical, biological, psychological and social changes — of women during the midlife and as they age. The resulting research helps scientists, health care providers and women learn how mid-life experiences affect health and quality of life during aging. The SWAN cohort was recruited from six states and enrolled in 1996-97, consisting of 3,302 African American, Caucasian, Chinese American, Hispanic and Japanese American women. SWAN is funded by NINR, NIA and the ORWH.

Study of Women Across the Nation (SWAN) Lab

  • Daniel S. McConnell, PhD, Principal Investigator
  • Jill Priestly, Laboratory Manager
  • Charlotte Carlson, Administrator

Studies related to SWAN

  • Knee Osteoarthritis: intersections of obesity, inflammation and metabolic dysfunction (Arthritis Foundation)
  • Functional Status and the Menopausal Transition
  • SWAN Sleep Study II (NIA)
  • Ultrasound-Diagnosed Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Clinical Site

  • Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
  • U-M School of Public Health
  • 1415 Washington Heights, Room B866 SPH I
  • Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
  • Phone: (734) 647-5068
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