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Study Organization

The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The WHI consisted of 40 Clinical Centers, several with additional satellite locations, during the recruitment and active intervention phase of WHI (1993-2005). During the WHI Extension Studies, the Clinical Centers were consolidated into 10 Regional Centers in 2010, as shown on the map. The WHI Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) is located at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in Seattle, WA (1993-2020). The tables below show the investigator names and locations of the original Clinical Centers and the current Regional Centers. Visit the Contacts page for CCC and Regional Center contact information. 

 

 

 

 

 

Study Organization, 2010-2020

WHI Project Office

​​Institution Location Project Officer​​
National Heart, Lung, and Blood InstituteBethesda, MD

Jacques Rossouw, MD 1993-2014

Shari Ludlum, MPH 2014-

               

WHI Clinical Coordinating Center

Institution Location Principal Investigator
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattle, WAGarnet Anderson, PhD

               

WHI Regional Centers, 2010-2020

Region Regional Center/ Regional Center site Institution Principal Investigator
NEBuffalo, NY University at BuffaloJean Wactawski-Wende, PhD
             Boston, MA​​​​​​​​​         Brigham and Women's Hospital JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH​​​​​​​
SEWinston-Salem, NC​Wake Forest UniversitySally Shumaker, PhD
            Gainesville, FL        University of FloridaMarian Limacher, MD
MWColumbus, OHThe Ohio State UniversityRebecca Jackson, MD
           Iowa City, IA        University of IowaJennifer Robinson, MD, MPH
           Pittsburgh, PA        University of PittsburghLewis Kuller, MD, DrPH
WSan Jose, CAStanford UniversityMarcia Stefanick, PhD
           Tucson, AZ        University of ArizonaCyndi Thomson, PhD, RD
CCC Seattle, WA​ Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Garnet Anderson, PhD

 

WHI Collaborating Centers

Institution​​ Location ​​Principal Investigator
Fisher BioServicesRockville, MDOguz Mandaci
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC Wayne Rosamond, PhD
University of WashingtonSeattle, WASusan Heckbert, MD, PhD

 

Current WHI Investigators:  click here to view a list of current WHI investigators, along with their expertise and links to their faculty profiles.

Original Clinical Centers, 1993-2010

Region Institution Location​ Principal Investigator
NEAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronx, NY​Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, PhD 1994-2010
NEBrigham and Women's HospitalBoston, MAJoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH 1994-2010
NE

George Washington University

 

 

Washington, DC

 

 

 

Valery Miller, MD 1994-1996

Judy Hsia 1996-2005

Valery Miller 2005-2007

Lisa Martin, MD, FACC 2008-2010

NEMedStar Research InstituteWashington, D.C.Barbara Howard, PhD 1994-2015
NEMemorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Pawtucket, RI

 

Annlouise Assaf, PhD 1993-2008

Charles Eaton, MD 2008-2010

NEState University of New York, Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

 

Maurizio Trevisan, MD MS 1994-2003

Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD 2003-2010

NEResearch Foundation SUNY, Stony BrookStony Brook, NYDorothy Lane, MD, MPH 1994-2010
NEUniversity of Massachusetts Worcester, MAJudith Ockene, PhD 1994-2010
NEUniversity of Medicine and DentistryNewark, NJNorman Lasser, MD, PhD 1993-2010
SE

Baylor College of Medicine

 

 

Houston, TX

 

 

 

John Foreyt, PhD 1994-1998

Jennifer Hayes, PhD 1998-2007

Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD 2007-2009

Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar, PhD 2009-2010

SE

Emory University

 

 

Atlanta, GA

 

 

 

Dallas Hall, MD, 1993-1998

Sally McNagry, MD, 1998-1999

Nelson Watts, MD,  1999-2001

Larry Phillips, MD,  2001-2010

SEUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

 

Albert Oberman, MD, MPH, 1993-2000

Cora Lewis, MD, MSPH, 2000-2010

SEUniversity of FloridaGainesville / Jacksonville, FL

Marian Limacher, MD 1994-2010

SEUniversity of Miami

Miami, FL

 

Marianna Baumn, PhD, 1994-1999

Mary Jo O'Sullivan, MD, 1999-2010

SE

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

Chapel Hill, NC

 

 

David Sheps, MD NSPH 1994-1998

Barbara Hulka 1998-1999

Gerardo Heiss, MD MPH 1999-2010

SEUniversity of Texas

San Antonio, TX

 

Robert Schenken, MD 1994-2003

Robert Brzyski, MD

SEUniversity of Tennessee

Memphis, TN

 

William Applegate, MD 1993-1999

Karen Johnson, MD, MPH 1999-2010

SE

Wake Forest University

 

Winston-Salem/ Greensboro, NC 

Gregory Burke, MD MS 1993-1998; 2002-2004

Electra Paskett, PhD 1998-2002

Denise Bonds, MD 2004-2007

Mara Vitolins, PhD 2007-2010

MWMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukee, WIJane Kotchen, MD, MPH 1994-2010
MWNorthwestern UniversityChicago/ Evanston, IL

Philip Greenland, MD 1993-2000

Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD 2000-2010

MWOhio State UniversityColumbus, OHRebecca Jackson, MD 1994-2010
MWRush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

 

Henry Black, MD

Lynda Powell, PhD, MEd 2000-2010

MW

University of Cincinnati

 

Cincinnati, OH

 

 

James Liu, MD 1994-2001

Marjorie Gass, MD 2001-2009

Michael Thomas, MD 2009-2010

MWUniversity of IowaIowa City/ Bettendorf, IA

Robert Wallace, MD 1993-2010

MWUniversity of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

 

Richard Grimm, MD 1993-2001

Karen Margolis, MD 2001-2010

MWUniversity of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

 

Catherine Allen, PhD 1994-2004

Gloria Sarto, MD 2004-2010

MWUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh, PALewis Kuller, MD, DrPH 1993-2010
MWWayne State University

Detroit, MI

 

Susan Hendrix, DO 1994-2008

Michael Simon, MD 2008-2010

WFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle, WA

 

Maureen Henderson, MD, DrPH 1993-1999

Shirley Beresford, PhD 1999-2010

WKaiser Foundation Research Institute

Oakland, CA

 

Robert Hiatt, MD, PhD 1994-1998

Bette Caan, PhD 1998-2010

W

Oregon Health & Science University

 

 

 

Portland, OR

 

 

 

 

Barbara Valanis, DrPH 1994-1999

Cheryl Ritenbaugh, PhD 1999-2004

Evelyn Whitlock, MD 2004-2008

Yvonne Michael, ScD 2008-2010

Erin LeBlanc, MD 2010

WStanford UniversitySan Jose, CAMarcia Stefanick, PhD 1994-2010
W

University of Arizona

 

 

Tucson/ Phoenix, AZ

 

 

Thomas Moon, PhD 1993-1994

Cheryl Ritenbaugh, PhD 1994-1998

Tamsen Bassford, MD 1998-2005

Cyndi Thomson, PhD, RD 2005-2010

WUniversity of California, Los AngelesTorrance, CARowan Chlebowski, MD, PhD 1994-2010
WUniversity of HawaiiHonolulu, HIJ. David Curb, MD 1994-2010
WUniversity of California, DavisSacramento, CAJohn Robbins, MD 1993-2010
WUniversity of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA

 

Frank Meyskens, Jr., MD 1994-1999

Allan Hubbell, MD 1999-2010

WUniversity of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

 

Howard Judd, MD 1994-2006

Lauren Nathan, MD 2006-2010

WUniversity of California, San DiegoLaJolla, CA

Robert Langer, MD MPH 1994-2005

Andrea LaCroix PhD 2005-2010

WUniversity of Nevada

Reno, NV

 

Sandra Daugherty, MD, PhD 1994-2000

Robert Brunner, PhD 2000-2010