Whitney Ross

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine/OB-GYN

My research focuses on patient-centered treatments and care delivery for people living with endometriosis-related pelvic pain and fibroids. Several foundational textbooks from the 1960-70s suggested that endometriosis was infrequent in Black women as well as in women of low socioeconomic status. While these claims were the result of flawed studies, these misconceptions have led to pervasive bias in the diagnosis and management of people seeking care for endometriosis and pelvic pain. Delayed diagnosis and dismissal by healthcare providers and the healthcare system leads to institutional betrayal and poorer access to healthcare. My research seeks to develop and evaluate culturally tailored, person centered treatments for endometriosis, with the long term goal of dissemination and implementation of care so that patient-centered endometriosis care becomes widely accessible.

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