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Andrea LaCroix

Andrea LaCroix


Dr. LaCroix is Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science at the University of California, San Diego. 

She is also the Director of the Women’s Health and Reproductive Justice Research Program, and the Healthy Aging and Human Longevity Research Program at UCSD and a Faculty Director in the UC San Diego Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs.  She is an expert in healthy aging and women’s health who has provided leadership to numerous large women’s health and aging research programs including the Women’s Health Initiative, the MSFLASH Research Network, and the Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) cohort.  Dr. LaCroix received her doctoral degree in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She served as an epidemiologist for the National Center for Health Statistics and the National Institute on Aging before becoming Professor of Epidemiology. She now serves as Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Institute on Aging.  She has authored over 500 scientific publications, is a Thomson Reuters and Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher, and recently named among the top 1000 women scientists worldwide.