- Faculty: Medicine & Dentistry-Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Position: Professor
- Research Areas: Pelvic Floor Disorders
- Research Theme: Lifelong Women's Health
Summary:Dr Ross leads a Canada-wide research mandate in the management of menopausal symptoms, pelvic floor disorders and aging well. Her focus is on improving the patient experience, and she seeks to ensure the safety and efficacy of treatments available to mature women. She has led various research studies related to the management of menopause, including the effect of walking on menopause symptoms, and is now carrying out a national database study of the management of menopause in family medicine clinics that hopes to identify best practices for the management of menopause. Her other area of research is about aging well among First Nations Women. Dr Ross has been working with women in Maskwacis to explore the activities and lifestyle choices they themselves find useful as they age. She is also working with the community to explore how intergenerational cohesion can help women age well. By increasing the type and quality of treatment options available to mature women, Dr. Ross hopes to empower women (and their doctors) to select treatments best suited to their particular physical, mental and emotional needs.
Stories this researcher is featured in:
Empowering women with mental health support
Dawn Kingston, Sue Ross and Nese Yuksel are conducting life-changing mental health research that impacts women of all ages, from adolescence to beyond menopause.
Hot take: Menopause gets the research treatment
The women seeking treatment at the Mature Women’s Health Clinic in the Lois Hole Hospital for Women have one thing in common: debilitating menopause symptoms.
Exploring the decision-making process for women in early surgical menopause
Tasneem Siyam studied the decision-making process of women in early surgical menopause and developed a tool to help them choose the right treatment path.
Managing more than symptoms
In 2008, the Lois Hole Hospital for Women Menopause Clinic was created to specifically address the concerns of women managing their menopausal symptoms.