Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
Candace Tingen, Ph.D.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow
Candace Tingen, Ph.D., joined the Office of Research on Women’s Health in September 2011 as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow. Before beginning the fellowship, Candace served as the Director of Research Programs for the Institute of Women’s Health Research at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Candace was responsible for the management of the Illinois Women’s Health Registry, a statewide health registry dedicated to increasing the participation of women in clinical trials. Her interests in women’s health began with her undergraduate studies in biology and women’s studies at Duke University and continued in her graduate work in the laboratory of Dr. Teresa Woodruff at Northwestern University. In her doctoral work, Candace was incredibly lucky to be able to pursue both basic research science and interdisciplinary projects. Her work on pre-pubertal ovarian folliculogenesis and atresia resulted in two primary literature publications and a well-cited review. As rewarding as the basic science were her collaborations with fellow reproductive biologists, as well as a feminist historian and a bioethicist, to write two series of papers: one set appearing in Nature and Women’s Health regarding sex and gender disparities in biomedical research and one set of papers discussing scientific, legal, and ethical surrounding federal funding for parthenogenesis, which were published in Science and The American Journal of Bioethics. Candace is excited to be at ORWH, working with evaluating the implementation of the Strategic Plan.