Nancy E. Reame

Academic Appointments

  • Mary Dickey Lindsay Professor Emerita of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the Faculty of Nursing

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BS, Nursing, Michigan State University
  • MSN, RN, Nursing, Wayne State University
  • PhD, Physiology - Reproductive Endocrinology, Wayne State School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: University of Michigan Medical School

Honors & Awards

  • 2018: Selected as a top nurse scientist in menopause research, 25th Anniversary of the journal, Menopause, sept 2018
  • 2017: Lifetime Achievement  Award, Society for Menstrual Cycle Research
  • 2009: Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
  • 2008: National Mentor, Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Scholars Program, (inaugural year)
  • 2007: Trudy Bush Lectureship, Institute for Women's Health, Virginia Commonwealth U.
  • 2002-2008: Board of Trustees, North American Menopause Society
  • 2001: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1997: Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
  • 1996-1997: IOM/American Academy of Nursing Distinguished Nurse Scholar
  • 1991-1996: Director and PI (NIH U54) National Center for Infertility Research, University of Michigan
  • 1984-2005: Our Bodies, Ourselves. Ch 25 Infertility and Assisted Reproduction (2005); Ch 12 Sexuality and the Menstrual Cycle (1984; 1992; 1996) Simon & Schuster, NY.
  • 1984: Fellow, American Academy of Nursing


Selected Publications

  • Reame N.K.Toxic Shock Syndrome and Tampons: The Birth of a Movement and Research Vagenda. In:  
    The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies. C Bobel et al, editors. Ch 51, pp 687-703, 2020. Palgrave MacMillan. Singapore. 
  • Member, Committee on the Clinical Utility of Treating Patients with Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Therapy.  
    DR Mattison, RM Parker, LM Jackson, eds. A consensus study report. The National Academy of  Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The National Academies Press, Washington DC, July, 2020.
  • Reame NK. More promising news (mostly) on manipulating neurokinin B activity as a nonhormonal treatment of hot flashes. Menopause. 2020 Apr;27(4):375-376. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001530. PubMed PMID: 32132443.

  • Schnall R, Jia H, Reame N. Association Between HIV Symptom Burden and Inflammatory Cytokines: An Analysis by Sex and Menopause Stage. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 Jan;29(1):119-127. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2019.7749. Epub 2019 Aug 21. PubMed PMID: 31433243; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6983730.

  • Schnall R, Liu J, Reame N. Ecological momentary assessment of HIV versus reproductive health symptoms in women of differing reproductive stages living with HIV. Menopause. 2019 Dec;26(12):1375-1384. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001404. PubMed PMID: 31567866; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6893076.

  • Berent-Spillson A, Kelley AS, Persad CC, Love T, Frey KA, Reame NE, Koeppe R, Zubieta JK, Smith YR. Postmenopausal hormone treatment alters neural pathways but does not improve verbal cognitive function. Menopause. 2018 Dec;25(12):1424-1431. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001157. PubMed PMID: 29994967; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6265072.

  • Reame NE. The legacy of tampon-related toxic shock syndrome: feats, failures and future challenges for women’s health scholars. Women's reproductive health (Philadelphia, Pa.). 2018 December; 5(4):250. doi: 10.1080/23293691.2018.1523118.

  • Schnall R, Jia H, Olender S, Gradilla M, Reame N. In people living with HIV (PLWH), menopause (natural or surgical) contributes to the greater symptom burden in women: results from an online US survey. Menopause. 2018 Jul;25(7):744-752. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001083. PubMed PMID: 29509596; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6014890.

  • Cortés YI, Reame N, Zeana C, Jia H, Ferris DC, Shane E, Yin MT. Cardiovascular Risk in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Postmenopausal Minority Women: Use of the Framingham Risk Score. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 Mar;26(3):241-248. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2015.5736. Epub 2016 Sep 9. PubMed PMID: 27611626; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5361765.

  • Loike JD, Reame NE. Mito-mom Conundrum. The Scientist. 2017 January; 31(1):20.

  • Bakken S, Reame N. The Promise and Potential Perils of Big Data for Advancing Symptom Management Research in Populations at Risk for Health Disparities. Annu Rev Nurs Res. 2016;34:247-60. doi: 10.1891/0739-6686.34.247. PubMed PMID: 26673385.

  • Close S, Fennoy I, Smaldone A, Reame N. Phenotype and Adverse Quality of Life in Boys with Klinefelter Syndrome. J Pediatr. 2015 Sep;167(3):650-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.06.037. Epub 2015 Jul 21. PubMed PMID: 26205184; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6721986.

  • Cortés YI, Yin MT, Reame NK. Bone Density and Fractures in HIV-infected Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2015 Jul-Aug;26(4):387-98. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2015.03.005. Epub 2015 Apr 3. Review. PubMed PMID: 26066693; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4573531.

  • McCook JG, Bailey BA, Williams SL, Anand S, Reame NE. Differential Contributions of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Manifestations to Psychological Symptoms. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2015 Jul;42(3):383-94. doi: 10.1007/s11414-013-9382-7. PubMed PMID: 24390359

Last updated August 31, 2020