Dr. Aladdin H. Shadyab, a June 2016 graduate of the SDSU-UCSD Joint-Doctoral Program in Public Health (Epidemiology) recently published the first paper from his doctoral dissertation in the prestigious journal Menopause.
Dr. Shadyab and his co-authors from institutions including UCSD, SDSU, Stanford, University of Massachusetts, and The North American Menopause society, observed that women who had their first period at age 12 years or older and women who experienced menopause at age 50 years or older were more likely to live to age 90. They also found that women who menstruated for over 40 years were more likely to live to age 90. Women experiencing later menarche and later menopause were more likely to be in better overall health and were less likely to smoke, be obese, or have a history of diabetes.
Dr. Shadyab’s paper received extensive media coverage in national and international publications including Reuters, Fox News, Yahoo News, Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, Business Insider, and others. Additionally, Dr. Shadyab was interviewed on TV in San Diego Channel 6 news regarding his research findings.
Dr. Shadyab is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.