Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Medicine-Geriatrics; Director, South Side Health and Vitality Studies, UChicago

Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MA, is an Associate Professor in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Medicine-Geriatrics, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the MacLean Center on Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. A respected physician scientist, Lindau focuses on patient care, research, education and advocacy related to the health of aging women and urban populations. In addition to studying female aging and sexuality, Lindau has a master's degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and her laboratory also focuses on urban population health improvement and fairness in health care. For more than a decade, her research has combined biomedical and social science techniques to study life course health, aging, and sexuality. 

Lindau is the director of the South Side Health and Vitality Studies (SSHVS) at the University of Chicago Urban Health Initiative. SSHVS works to create and spread knowledge that people and communities can use to sustain excellent health and vitality. The Studies include MAPSCorps, the Comer Children's Hospital Food Pantry and Food Security Project, the South Side Health and Technology Study, and CommunityRx. CommunityRx, supported by a 2012 Healthcare Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, leverages health information technologies to link people and places to improve individual health and grow community vitality.

Lindau directs the Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine for Women and Girls with Cancer, which provides care for and studies female sexual function in the context of aging and common illnesses. Most of Lindau's patients have sexual health concerns caused by cancer or its treatment. Lindau chairs the international Scientific Network on Female Sexuality and Cancer.