Board Profile

Nancy Fugate Woods

  • :FNU Board Member
  • :April 01, 2020
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Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN, is professor in the Department of Family and Child Nursing and Dean Emerita of the University of Washington  School of Nursing.   Since the late 1970s, she has led a sustained program of research in the field of women’s health. Her collaborative, interdisciplinary research has resulted in an improved understanding of women’s experiences of menstrual cycle symptoms as well as the menopausal transition, including endocrine, social and personal factors influencing symptoms and women’s approaches to symptom management.  She has served as an investigator for the Women’s Health Initiative Study and is named as an investigator for the MsFLASH study of symptom management approaches for hot flashes and related symptoms.  Her work has advanced nursing care for reproductive aged and mid-life women and has provided women with a better understanding of their health. In 1989 Dr. Woods and her colleagues established the first NIH-funded Center for Women’s Health Research at the University of Washington School of Nursing.