Ellen Wood Freeman, MSS '73, Ph.D. '76 was Interviewed by the journal Women's Health about the menopause transition.
Freeman is a Research Professor in the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia (PA, USA). She directs the PMS research program and is co-director of the Human Behavior and Reproduction unit in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her AB in history in Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and her MS and Ph.D. in social research from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She has published more than 200 scientific articles, book chapters, reviews and abstracts on premenstrual syndromes, perimenopause, adolescent pregnancy, infertility and related topics as well as a book on teenage pregnancy. In addition, she has lectured extensively worldwide on mood disorders and menopause in women. She is also a member of the editorial boards of Medscape, Archives of Women's Mental Health and Mental Fitness: Psychiatry, OB/GYN, Primary Care and is a Fellow in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.