Alice Dan, PhD
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. Dan is a professor emerita of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Until April 2002, she was director of the Center for Research on Women and Gender, and professor in the College of Nursing and the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also directed UIC's National Center of Excellence in Women's Health. Her major research interests are in women's health. She has published studies on premenstrual symptoms, the effects of stress on menstrual functioning, physical activity in midlife women, and health consequences of menopause. She was the first president of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and has edited several books on menstrual cycle research and women's health. She earned her doctorate in Human Development at the University of Chicago in 1976, and her dissertation won the Cattell Award from the New York Academy of Sciences for the most outstanding that year in the field of psychology.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Dan is a retired professor in the department. She has been a member of the department since 1975.
Service / Practice
Dr. Dan is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and a charter member of the National Academy of Women's Health Medical Education. She served on the board of directors of the National Council for Research on Women and on the editorial board of the Journal of Women's Health. She has been active in promoting increased participation of women at all levels in science and engineering and was a member of the Standing Committee on Diversity for Sigma Xi, the scientific research society.