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Alison Shea is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and an Associate Member of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. After becoming a certified menopause practitioner through the North American Menopause Society, Alison completed a fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Menopause and Reproductive Mental Health. Her research interests are focused on determinants of health among middle-aged and older women as they move through menopause as well as the role of reproductive hormones. Alison is also interested in both ethology and treatment for bothersome symptoms affecting the quality of life among midlife women.


  • MD, University of Ottawa
  • PhD, University of Toronto,
  • MSc, McMaster University 
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