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- Review the state of science and explore strategies to address knowledge gaps and unmet needs related to the research, diagnosis, and treatment of endometriosis in women across the lifespan
- Identify opportunities to leverage innovation, increase access to equitable care, and reduce disparities and disease burden for women living with endometriosis
- Promote science-based health care policies around endometriosis to improve patient outcomes
- Develop materials to expand education, raise awareness, and remove stigma about endometriosis for patients, health care providers, and policy stakeholders.
Working Group Participants
Sawsan As-Sanie, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan
Olga Bougie, MD, MPH, FRCSC, Assistant Professor, Queen’s University
Shannon Cohn, JD, Director, Producer, Below the Belt
Sarah Bethany Dominguez, PT, MSPT, CLT, PYT, CMTPT, WCS, Owner and Therapist, Foundational Concepts, Inc.
Idhaliz Flores, PhD, Professor Department of Basic Sciences, Department of OBGYN, Ponce Health Sciences University, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Heather Guidone, BCPA, Program Director, Center for Endometriosis Care
Soyini Hawkins, MD, MPH, FACOG, Attending Physician, Fibroid and Pelvic Wellness Center of Georgia
Lauren Kornegay, Executive Director, Endo Black Incorporated
Iris Kerin Orbuch, MD, Director, Advanced Gynecologic Laparoscopy Center
Lindsey Peters, Patient and Patient Advocate
Jeanne Rebillard, Director of Communications & Government Relations, Endometriosis Foundation of America
Jenneh Rishe, BSN, RN, Founder and Executive Director, The Endometriosis Coalition Inc.
Miguel Luna Russo, MD, FACOG, Director, Endometriosis, OB/GYB, & Women’s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic Ohio
James Segars, MD, Professor and Division Director, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA, Founder and CEO, Sanctum Med + Wellness
Jessica Shim, MD, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist, Boston Children’s Hospital
Sony Sukhbir Singh, MD, FRCSC, Professor and Chair, Department of OB/GYN and Newborn Care, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa & The Ottawa Hospital
Melissa Jean Tucker, BSN, RN, PHN, CMSRN, Hospice Compliance, Quality, & Education Program Manager, Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospice and Palliative Care
Wendaline VanBuren, MD, Radiologist and Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic Rochester
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