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Nancy E. Avis, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Nancy E. Avis, Ph.D.

Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-6974 | Department: 336-716-6974

Email: navis@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1969
  • M.A., University of Illinois-Chicago, 1971
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan/Ann Arbor, 1980
  • M.S., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1982
Nancy E. Avis, Ph.D.

Nancy E. Avis, Ph.D.

Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy

Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Menopause; Quality of Life; Hot Flashes; Survivors
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-6974 | Department: 336-716-6974

Email: navis@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Work-related perceptions and quality of life among breast cancer survivors [letter]. Keim-Malpass J, Levine B, Danhauer SC, Avis NE.. Psychooncology. 2016;25(7):873-876.

A brief yoga intervention implemented during chemotherapy: a randomized controlled pilot study. Sohl SJ, Danhauer SC, Birdee GS, Nicklas BJ, Yacoub G, Aklilu M, Avis NE.. Complement Ther Med. 2016;25():139-142.

Acupuncture in Menopause (AIM) study: a pragmatic, randomized controlled trial. Avis NE, Coeytaux RR, Isom S, Prevette K, Morgan T.. Menopause. 2016;23(6):626-637.

Longitudinal reciprocal relationships between quality of life and coping strategies among women with breast cancer. Paek MS, Ip EH, Levine B, Avis NE.. Ann Behav Med. 2016;50(5):775-783.

Characterizing the trajectories of vasomotor symptoms across the menopausal transition. Tepper PG, Brooks MM, Randolph JF Jr, Crawford SL, El Khoudary SR, Gold EB, Lasley BL, Jones B, Joffe H, Hess R, Avis NE, Harlow S, McConnell DS, Bromberger JT, Zheng H, Ruppert K, Thurston RC.. Menopause. 2016;23(10):1067-1074.

Trajectories of response to acupuncture for menopausal vasomotor symptoms: the Acupuncture in Menopause study. Avis NE, Coeytaux RR, Levine B, Isom S, Morgan T.. Menopause. 2016;():.

Menopausal vasomotor symptoms and incident breast cancer risk in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. Hart V, Sturgeon SR, Reich N, Sievert LL, Crawford SL, Gold EB, Avis NE, Reeves KW.. Cancer Causes Control. 2016;27(11):1333-1340.

The InterLACE study: design, data harmonization and characteristics across 20 studies on women's health. Mishra GD, Chung HF, Pandeya N, Dobson AJ, Jones L, Avis NE, Crawford SL, Gold EB, Brown D, Sievert LL, Brunner E, Cade JE, Burley VJ, Greenwood DC, Giles GG, Bruinsma F, Goodman A, Hayashi K, Lee JS, Mizunuma H, Kuh D, Cooper R,.. Maturitas. 2016;92():176-185.

Change in sexual functioning over the menopausal transition: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. Avis NE, Colvin A, Karlamangla AS, Crawford S, Hess R, Waetjen LE, Brooks M, Tepper PG, Greendale GA.. Menopause. 2016;():.

Longitudinal analysis of changes in weight and waist circumference in relation to incident vasomotor symptoms: the Study of Women' Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Gold EB, Crawford SL, Shelton JF, Tepper PG, Crandall CJ, Greendale GA, Matthews KA, Thurston RC, Avis NE.. Menopause. 2016;():.

Masturbation frequency and sexual function domains are associated with serum reproductive hormone levels across the menopausal transition. Randolph JF Jr, Zheng H, Avis NE, Greendale GA, Harlow SD.. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;100(1):258-266.

Duration of menopausal vasomotor symptoms over the menopause transition. Avis NE, Crawford SL, Greendale G, Bromberger JT, Everson-Rose SA, Gold EB, Hess R, Joffe H, Kravitz HM, Tepper PG, Thurston RC.. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):531-539.

Evaluation of the Quality of Life in Adult Cancer Survivors (QLACS) scale for early post-treatment breast cancer survivors. Sohl SJ, Levine B, Avis NE.. Qual Life Res. 2015;24(1):205-212.

Trajectories of posttraumatic growth and associated characteristics in women with breast cancer. Danhauer SC, Russell G, Case LD, Sohl SJ, Tedeschi RG, Addington EL, Triplett K, Van Zee KJ, Naftalis EZ, Levine B, Avis NE.. Ann Behav Med. 2015;49(5):650-659.

Reciprocal relationships between quality of life and coping among breast cancer survivors [abstract]. Paek MS, Ip E, Levine B, Avis N.. Psychooncology. 2015;24(Suppl 2):294-295.

A brief yoga intervention implemented during chemotherapy for colorectal cancer: a randomized controlled pilot study [abstract]. Sohl S, Danhauer S, Birdee G, Nicklas B, Yacoub G, Aklilu M, Avis N.. Psychooncology. 2015;24(Suppl 2):253.

Trajectories of depressive symptoms following breast cancer diagnosis. Avis NE, Levine BJ, Case LD, Naftalis EZ, Van Zee KJ.. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015;24(11):1789-1795.

Symptom clusters in women with breast cancer: an analysis of data from social media and a research study. Marshall SA, Yang CC, Ping Q, Zhao M, Avis NE, Ip EH.. Qual Life Res. 2015;25(3):547-557.

Cross-cultural adaptation, reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the Quality of Life in Adult Cancer Survivors (QLACS) questionnaire: application in a sample of short-term survivors. Escobar A, Trujillo-Martin Mdel M, Rueda A, Perez-Ruiz E, Avis NE, Bilbao A.. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2015;13():182.

Trajectories of illness intrusiveness domains following a diagnosis of breast cancer. Sohl SJ, Levine B, Case LD, Danhauer SC, Avis NE.. Health Psychol. 2014;33(3):232-241.

A pilot study of integral yoga for menopausal hot flashes [abstract]. Avis N, Legault C, Russell G, Weaver K, Danhauer S.. J Altern Complement Med. 2014;20(5):A51.

Effects of integral yoga & wellness education on salivary cortisol parameters in women with menopausal hot flashes [abstract]. Danhauer S, Levine B, Adam E, Russell G, Avis N.. J Altern Complement Med. 2014;20(5):A54.

Pilot study of integral yoga for menopausal hot flashes. Avis NE, Legault C, Russell G, Weaver K, Danhauer SC.. Menopause. 2014;21(8):846-854.

Sharing behavioral data through a grid infrastructure using data standards. Min H, Ohira R, Collins MA, Bondy J, Avis NE, Tchuvatkina O, Courtney PK, Moser RP, Shaikh AR, Hesse BW, Cooper M, Reeves D, Lanese B, Helba C, Miller SM, Ross EA.. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21(4):642-649.

Randomized study of acupuncture for menopausal hot flashes: end of treatment and post-treatment results [abstract]. Avis NE, Coeytaux RR, Isom S, Prevette K, Morgan T.. Menopause. 2014;21(12):1343.

African American prostate cancer survivors' treatment decision-making and quality of life. Palmer NR, Tooze JA, Turner AR, Xu J, Avis NE.. Patient Educ Couns. 2013;90(1):61-68.

InterLACE: A new International Collaboration for a Life Course Approach to women's Reproductive Health and Chronic Disease events. Mishra GD, Anderson D, Schoenaker DA, Adami HO, Avis NE, Brown D, Bruinsma F, Brunner E, Cade JE, Crawford SL, Dobson AJ, Elliott J, Giles GG, Gold EB, Hayashi K, Kuh D, Lee KA, Lee JS, Melby MK, Mizunuma H, Sievert LL, Weiderpass E.. Maturitas. 2013;74(3):235-240.

Duration of vasomotor symptoms during the menopausal transition [abstract]. Avis NE, Crawford SL, Bromberger JT, Everson-Rose S, Greendale G, Gold EB.. J Womens Health. 2013;22(3):3.

Does risk for anxiety increase during the menopausal transition? Study of women's health across the nation. Bromberger JT, Kravitz HM, Chang Y, Randolph JF Jr, Avis NE, Gold EB, Matthews KA.. Menopause. 2013;20(5):488-495.

Age-related longitudinal changes in depressive symptoms following breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Avis NE, Levine B, Naughton MJ, Case LD, Naftalis E, Van Zee KJ.. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013;139(1):199-206.

Positive and negative affect, depression, and cognitive processes in the Cognition in the Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (Co-STAR) Trial. Danhauer SC, Legault C, Bandos H, Kidwell K, Costantino J, Vaughan L, Avis NE, Rapp S, Coker LH, Naughton M, Naylor C, Terracciano A, Shumaker S.. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2013;20(5):532-552.

Low to moderate dose anthracycline-based chemotherapy is associated with early noninvasive imaging evidence of subclinical cardiovascular disease. Drafts BC, Twomley KM, D'Agostino R Jr, Lawrence J, Avis N, Ellis LR, Thohan V, Jordan J, Melin SA, Torti FM, Little WC, Hamilton CA, Hundley WG.. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013;6(8):877-885.

Factors related to age at natural menopause: longitudinal analyses from SWAN. Gold EB, Crawford SL, Avis NE, Crandall CJ, Matthews KA, Waetjen LE, Lee JS, Thurston R, Vuga M, Harlow SD.. Am J Epidemiol. 2013;178(1):70-83.

Impact of workplace characteristics on quality of life for breast cancer survivors [abstract]. Keim-Malpass J, Levine B, Danhauer S, Avis N.. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2013;40(6 Suppl):E450-E451.

Predictors of posttraumatic growth in women with breast cancer. Danhauer SC, Case LD, Tedeschi R, Russell G, Vishnevsky T, Triplett K, Ip EH, Avis NE.. Psychooncology. 2013;22(12):2676-2683.

Trajectory patterns of vasomotor symptoms over the menopausal transition in the study of women's health across the nation (SWAN) [abstract]. Tepper P, Randolph JF, Jones B, Crawford S, Gold EB, El Khoudary SR, Lasley BL, McConnell DS, Joffe H, Zheng HY, Avis NA [sic] [Avis NE], Bromberger JT, Brooks MM, Hess R, Ruppert K, Thurston RC.. Menopause. 2013;20(12):1356.

African-American prostate cancer survivors' treatment decision-making and quality of life [abstract]. Palmer N, Turner A, Xu J, Avis N.. Psychooncology. 2012;21(Suppl 1):18-19.

Role stress, role reward, and mental health in a multiethnic sample of midlife women: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN). di Scalea TL, Matthews KA, Avis NE, Thurston RC, Brown C, Harlow S, Bromberger JT.. J Womens Health. 2012;21(5):481-489.

Trajectories of illness intrusiveness domains following a diagnosis of breast cancer [abstract]. Sohl SJ, Levine B, Case LD, Avis NE.. Ann Behav Med. 2012;43(Suppl 1):S76.

Explaining age-related differences in depression following breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Avis NE, Levine B, Naughton MJ, Case DL [sic] [Case LD], Naftalis E, Van Zee KJ.. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012;136(2):581-591.

The perimenopause and sexual functioning. Avis NE, Green R.. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2011;38(3):587-594.

Affect, depression, and cognition in Cognition in the Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (CO-STAR) [abstract]. Danhauer SC, Legault C, Costantino JP, Avis NE, Rapp S, Coker LH, Terracciano A, Shumaker SA.. Gerontologist. 2011;51(Suppl 2):292.

The role of acupuncture in treating menopausal hot flashes [editorial]. Avis NE, Coeytaux RR.. Menopause. 2010;17(2):228-230.

Bioinformatics: tools to accelerate population science and disease control research. Forman MR, Greene SM, Avis NE, Taplin SH, Courtney P, Schad PA, Hesse BW, Winn DM.. Am J Prev Med. 2010;38(6):646-651.

Menopause-associated symptoms and cognitive performance: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. Greendale GA, Wight RG, Huang M-H, Avis N, Gold EB, Joffe H, Seeman T, Vuge M, Karlamangla AS.. Am J Epidemiol. 2010;171(11):1214-1224.

Endocrine aspects of women's sexual function. Wierman ME, Nappi RE, Avis N, Davis SR, Labrie F, Rosner W, Shifren JL.. J Sex Med. 2010;7(1 Pt 2):561-585.

Longitudinal change in reproductive hormones and depressive symptoms across the menopausal transition: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Bromberger JT, Schott LL, Kravitz HM, Sowers MF, Avis NE, Gold EB, Randolph JF Jr, Matthews KA.. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010;67(6):598-607.

Longitudinal changes in sexual functioning as women transition through menopause: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. Avis NE, Brockwell S, Randolph JF Jr, Shen S, Cain VS, Ory M, Greendale GA.. Menopause. 2009;16(3):442-452.

Effects of the menopause transition and hormone use on cognitive performance in midlife women. Greendale GA, Huang M-H, Wight RG, Seeman T, Luetters C, Avis NE, Johnston J, Karlamangla AS.. Neurology. 2009;72(21):1850-1857.

A longitudinal investigation of coping strategies and quality of life among younger women with breast cancer. Danhauer SC, Crawford SL, Farmer DF, Avis NE.. J Behav Med. 2009;32(4):371-379.

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Nancy E. Avis, Ph.D.

Nancy E. Avis, Ph.D.

Professor, Social Sciences & Health Policy

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