Current and Previous ORWH U3 Projects

Since its inception in 2017, the ORWH U3 Administrative Supplement Program has funded research projects across geographical regions and spanning divergent diseases and conditions affecting underserved populations of women. 

U3 Featured Researcher

Tené T. Lewis

Tené T. Lewis, Ph.D.

Rollins School of Public Health

Dr. Lewis is a professor of epidemiology at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. In 2017, Dr. Lewis was the recipient of the ORWH-sponsored U3 administrative supplement. Her supplement project examined cross-sectional interrelationships between psychosocial stressors, ovarian aging, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in young to middle-aged African American women (ages 30 to 45) from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. This project builds on her prior work to determine whether, and in what contexts, racism-related stressors contribute to measurable CVD risk in this population of women.