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Stacey Lindau, MD, MAPP

Stacy Lindau, MD, MAPP (Chicago CSP '00–02)
Associate Professor
The Pritzker School of Medicine and Biological Sciences Division

Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP is a tenured Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medicine-Geriatrics at The University of Chicago.  She is a leader in the field of women’s health, specifically in the context of aging, cancer, and urban issues.  Dr. Lindau’s scientific efforts are dedicated to bringing visibility to what Ralph Waldo Ellison calls “unvisible” issues and populations, including creating basic knowledge about sexuality in later life and developing new tools to quantify and monitor human health and assets in low-income urban communities.  Lindau’s work on urban issues began in her home-town, Detroit, and is now heavily focused on Chicago’s South Side – an 860,000 person, 95 mi2 region of 34 distinct community areas, including nine of Chicago’s ten lowest-income communities.  Applying an asset-based approach to urban health transformation, Dr. Lindau co-created MAPSCorps, a hands-on STEM-learning, leadership development, and employment program for urban high school students from low-income neighborhoods who master and share knowledge about all of the goods, services and programs available in their community.  MAPSCorps is the foundation of CommunityRx, a health care delivery innovation (one of 26 awarded first-round funding in the 2012 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Healthcare Innovation Challenge) that generates automated, customized “Health.eRx” referrals for patients in safety net clinics to local community places, programs and services, including local Community Health Information Specialists, they can use to stay well and manage disease. 

Dr. Lindau is a practicing gynecologist, directing a clinical and research program that treats sexual problems and dysfunction in women and girls affected by cancer and other complex diseases.  She is founder and Chair of the international Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer, an interdisciplinary organization that collaborates to accelerate science to improve sexual outcomes for women and girls affected by cancer.  Dr. Lindau’s research draws from national, local and clinical populations.  She is an expert in the field of biosocial survey research and is the founding director, since 2003, of the Chicago Core on Biomeasures in Population-Based Aging Research at the National Institute on Aging-funded Center on Demography and Economics of Aging at the University of Chicago and NORC.  She is a Research Economist at the National Bureau of Economic Research, serves as a peer-reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and more than a dozen medical journals, and is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.

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