Janet S. Carpenter, PhD, RN, FAAN

Creative, Strategic, Menopause Expert

My Background

Over the past 26 years, my research has helped improve women’s experiences during perimenopause and postmenopause. My research focuses on menopause symptoms like hot flashes, sleep problems, and heart palpitations. My research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Pfizer Foundation, Merck Research Laboratories, the Department of Defense, the Walther Cancer Institute, and the Oncology Nursing Foundation. I have shared my research findings in over 200 scientific publications. These publications have been used and cited over 12,000 times by colleagues around the world.

Some awards I have received include the North American Menopause Society/Duramed Pharmaceuticals Inc Vasomotor Symptoms Research Award (2007), Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (2009), Midwest Nursing Research Society Distinguished Contribution to Research in the Midwest (2013), Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science Outstanding Nurse Scientist (2014), Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame (2016), Indiana Woman of Achievement (2017), USA Today Influential Indiana Women of the Century (2020), and Expertscape.com World Expert in Menopause (2021).

Consulting Services

Menopause affects all women. Four out of five women have symptoms that last ten years. Symptoms can disrupt women’s quality of life, overall health, work productivity, and increase health care costs. Healthcare providers and the public are confused and unprepared. Misinformation and negative rhetoric are everywhere. Fragmented and variable care is the norm. Women’s menopause status over time is not routinely recorded in medical records or research clinical trials data.

If you are a large employer, insurance company, pharmaceutical company, healthcare system, FemTech creator, in the entertainment industry, or someone who cares about women’s health, let’s work together to address these issues! As a menopause expert advisor, I will work with you to design the best solution for you and your needs. I will never impose a one-size-fits-all solution. Programs will be targetedembedded, and sustainable. Research will be cutting-edge and custom-made. All materials will be fact-based and balanced. Some prior consultantships include Lilly Research Laboratories, Merck, Mitsubishi-Tanabe Pharma America, QUE Oncology, RoundGlass, UFI Serving Science, Simmumetrix, and various universities.


Hot Flash Interference

If you are interested in using the Hot Flash Related Daily Interference Scale or Hot Flash Interference Scale in product testing or research, the licensing and use terms can be found on the Mapi-Trust ePROVIDE website. Please visit https://eprovide.mapi-trust.org/instruments/hot-flash-related-daily-interference-scale and https://eprovide.mapi-trust.org/instruments/hot-flash-interference-scale . These websites provide translated scale versions that I have approved. Other translated versions you may find in publications may not have been approved by me and may not accurately represent the hot flash interference concept.

Hot Flashes? Cool! Concept Art

If you are interested in licensing or using any of the Hot flashes? Cool!TM exhibit graphics or text, please visit www.hotflashescool.com. This innovative public education project uses the creative arts to teach people the facts about menopausal hot flashes.