Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Dr. LaCroix's principal research interests are in older women's health focusing specifically on prevention of osteoporosis, fractures, disability, falls, and cardiovascular disease. Areas of current emphasis include randomized trials testing the ability of several medications (thiazide diuretics, alendronate, HRT) to reduce risk of osteoporosis and fractures, and designing and evaluating state-of-the-art preventive services programs for older women in managed care settings. In addition, she is Co-Project Director of the Clinical Coordinating Center for the Women's Health Initiative and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
PhD Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 1984
MPH Public Health Nursing, University of North Carolina, 1981
BSN Nursing, Georgetown University, 1979