We are an interdisciplinary, collaborative laboratory performing human-level observational, interventional, and health services research motivated by a fundamental concern for the principle of justice in health and health care. The lab, funded predominantly by agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for more than 15 years, employs about 20 full and part-time researchers and staff across disciplines including epidemiology, gerontology, anthropology, public health, oncology, and data science. The lab routinely collaborates across disciplines, departments, and with investigators at other institutions including experts in the fields of computer science, geriatrics, oncology, public health, social services administration, psychology, neuroscience, materials science, engineering and other medical and social science fields.
Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP, FACOG is the Catherine Lindsay Dobson Professor in the Departments of Ob/Gyn and Medicine-Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the University of Chicago. She is director of the Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine for Women and Girls with Cancer (PRISM), director of WomanLab and founder of Feed1st. Dr. Lindau specializes in engineering solutions to injustice together with the patients and communities she serves.
Areas of Expertise
- Women’s Health: across the life course
- Gerosexuality: sexuality in the context of aging, cancer, cardiovascular and other common diseases
- Population Health: social and structural drivers of health, food insecurity, health IT
- Health Policy: food access, women’s health
Featured Research and Programs
The Bionic Breast Project is an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional effort to create a neuroprosthetic solution to the negative sensory sequelae of mastectomy using bionics.
WomanLab is a virtual platform where every woman – and everyone who loves and cares for women – can learn truths about sex.
CommunityRx is a health information technology system that operationalizes the connection between health care and the assets of a community to improve patient outcomes.
Feed1st is a system of open access, self-serve, no questions asked, 24/7/365 food pantries at UChicago Medicine.