Research at the Mass General is interwoven throughout more than 30 departments, centers and units and is conducted with the support and guidance of the Mass General Research Institute.
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Vincent Reproductive Medicine & IVF
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Partners Reproductive Medicine Center at NWH
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
- MD, Harvard Medical School
- Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Fellowship, UC San Francisco
American Board Certifications
- Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Reproductive Endo. & Infertility, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Dr. Shifren's research focuses on menopause, including the effects of estrogens, androgens and alternative therapies on menopausal symptoms, mood, and sexual function. Dr. Shifren has served as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator for several important studies related to the menopause and female sexuality. She has published numerous articles, abstracts, and book chapters and has delivered national and international presentations on menopause, hormone therapy, androgens for women, and female sexual function.
Dr. Shifren is active in numerous professional societies, including the North American Menopause Society, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, Endocrine Society, and Society for Gynecologic Investigation. She serves on the Editorial Boards of Menopause and Ob.Gyn News,. She is an ad hoc reviewer for Menopause, Fertility and Sterility, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, among others.
Shifren JL, Braunstein GD, Simon JA, et al. Transdermal testosterone treatment in women with impaired sexual function after oophorectomy. N Engl J Med 2000; 343:682-8. Shifren JL, Ferrari, N. A better sex life. Newsweek 2004; 143 (19): 86-7.
Shifren JL, Davis SR, Moreau M, et al. Testosterone patch for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in naturally menopausal women: results from the Intimate NM1 study. Menopause 2006; 13(5):770-9.
Shifren JL, Schiff I. Menopause. In: Berek JS, editor. Berek & Nova's Gynecology (Fourteenth Edition). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2007. p. 1323-40.
Shifren JL, Desindes S, McIlwain M, et al. A Randomized, open label, crossover study comparing the effects of transdermal vs. oral estrogen therapy on serum androgens, thyroid hormones, and adrenal hormones in naturally menopausal women. Menopause 2007;14(6):985-94.
Shifren JL, Monz BU, Russo PA, et al. Sexual problems and distress in United States women: prevalence and correlates. Obstet Gynecol 2008;112:970-8.
Shifren JL, Author; Barbieri RL, Section Editor; Falk SJ, Deputy Editor. Sexual dysfunction in women: Management. Up to Date Online. Topic updated: Aug 31, 2015.
Shifren JL, Schlam Edelman J, Schiff I. Hormone therapy and alternative therapies for menopause. Clinical Updates in Women’s Health Care. Washington, DC: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; 2015; XIV(4):1-125.