As a result of my 20+ year career as a biobehavioral nurse researcher,

I have conceptual expertise in menopausal women’s health and methodological expertise in psychometrics, wearable devices, and clinical trials of pharmaceutical, behavioral, and integrative therapies. My scientific expertise is complimented by a high degree of creativity and artistic daring.
Hot Flash Interference Scales

The Hot Flash Related Daily Interference Scale (HFRDIS) is the gold standard measure for assessing hot flash interference. The original publication of this scale had been highly cited by national and international colleagues, mentioned in books on menopause, and translated into 20+ languages. The Hot Flash Interference Scale (HFI), a shorter version of the HFRDIS, was created through psychometric testing and is also available for use in research or clinical practice. For licensing and use agreements, please visit

Benchmarking research capacity (individual, school, campus, university levels)

I can conduct an evaluation of research capacity including talents, resources, processes, and performance and compare results to best practices to identify areas of strengths and opportunities. At the individual level, this work is helpful for developing and refining faculty programs of research. At the school level or beyond, this work is foundational for research strategic planning

Research strategic planning

Services vary from small to large scale. I can provide input and direction on a strategic plan that is existing or under development (small scale) or fully develop a strategic vision with a plan of action and evaluation metrics (large scale).

Professional development (individual or group mentoring)

Available for individual or group consultations on a range of topics. Some sample topics are:

  • How to do research without funding
  • How to get your work funded for the first time
  • How to write competitive NIH funding applications
  • How to write for publication
  • How one project can result in many publications
  • How to design visually compelling posters and patient materials
  • State of the science in menopause management


Scientific editing

Prices vary based on length of written materials and desired turn around time.

Peer review / critique of funding applications

I can provide a detailed peer review and critique of all components of a funding application before you submit it to the funding agency to increase your chances of being funded.

Data safety monitoring board member

I can serve as a data and safety monitoring board member to meet regulatory requirements of your institution or funding agency.

Transform your research and maximize its positive impact