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The Black Women's Health Study (BWHS) is the largest follow-up study of the health of African American women in the U.S. Led by researchers at the SEC, the study has followed 59,000 African-American women through biennial questionnaires since 1995 and has led to a better understanding of numerous health conditions that disproportionately affect African-American women.
Co-authors of the study include Lynn Rosenberg, ScD, principal investigator of the BWHS and professor of epidemiology at BUSPH, and Julie R. Palmer, ScD, professor of epidemiology at BUSPH.
Funding for this study was provided by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development under grant award # HD069602 and the National Cancer Institute under grant award # CA058420
Boston University Medical Center
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