Dr. Bernard L. Harlow has a broad background in epidemiologic studies of female reproductive and gynecologic disorders. His research has focused on studies of malignant and borderline ovarian tumors, adverse obstetrical outcomes, premature menopause, benign gynecological and urological complications, particularly those arising in women suffering from childhood victimization and a variety of psychiatric disorders. He has made substantial methodological advancements in data collection, particularly with respect to studies of severe mood disorder and reproductive function, and studies of the prevalence and etiological predictors of chronic unexplained vulvar pain disorders.
Currently, Dr. Harlow is Professor of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. Prior to his appointment at Boston University, he was a Mayo Professor of Epidemiology and Chair of the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota School Of Public Health for nearly 10 years. He also spent 18 years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Schools of Medicine and Public Health where he co-founded the Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center.
In addition to his research, his commitment to training and contributions to his field is illustrated by the fact that about a third of his scientific articles are in the mentorship role of doctoral and postdoctoral students, clinical fellows, and junior faculty members. Dr. Harlow served at the President-elect, President, and Past-President of the Society for Epidemiologic Research from 2015-2017.
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