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Halvorson, Lisa

Formal Title:

Branch Chief


Dr. Halvorson is responsible for leadership in the support of gynecologic research at NICHD which includes the study of menstrual disorders, endometriosis, fibroids, gynecologic pain syndromes, and pelvic floor disorders.





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Bethesda ,MD 20817


Dr. Halvorson joined NICHD in 2014 from the Dept. of OB/GYN at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where she was a Professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as a member of the Integrative Biology Graduate Program. Her personal research career was in the field of reproductve neuroendocrinology with a focus on characterization of the molecular mechanisms which regulate both normal and pathologic gonadotropin gene expression.  Funding for her work included NIH support since 1991. She is on the editorial boards for Reproductive Sciences and Endocrinology, and is an editor for the highly successful Williams Gynecology textbook. Dr. Halvorson has held multiple leadership roles both locally and nationally.  She sits on the Executive Committee of the NIH-Reproductive Scientist Development Program, is a member of the Society for Gynecologic Investigative Council (now the Society for Reproductive Investigation), and was a past member of NIH's Integrative and Clinical Endocrinology and Reproduction (ICER) Study Section. As Chief of the Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch, she provides leadership in all branch activities and personally oversees the endometriosis and career development portfolios.


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