Cromeens receives F31 funding to study endometriosis diagnoses among women

Congratulations to Hillman Scholar Mary Grace Cromeens who was awarded $72,000 from the National Institute of Nursing Research to study the pathways to diagnosis of endometriosis among women of different socioeconomic statuses and races.

The funding will permit Cromeens to examine the behavioral and environmental factors that influence the recognition of symptoms of endometriosis among a diverse sample of women, along with the ways they maintain health and seek help along their path to receiving their diagnosis.

Cromeen’s study aims to address a gap in the research regarding the experiences, delays and pathways to a diagnosis of endometriosis, particularly among women of lower socioeconomic status and of non-white races in the United States.

She will work with the following team to do so:

  • Martha Grace Cromeens: Principal Investigator/NIH Individual Fellow
  • Whitney Robinson: Primary Sponsor, School of Public Health, Epidemiology
  • Suzanne Thoyre: Co-Sponsor, School of Nursing

And Dissertation Committee Members:

  • Kathleen Knafl, School of Nursing
  • Erin Carey, School of Medicine

The study will run for two years, beginning August 1, 2019.

Well done, Mary Grace!

National Institute Of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health Award Number F31NR018786, Cromeens (PI) 08/01/19-07/31/21 Funding $72,090: “Pathways to Diagnosis of Endometriosis among Women of Different Socioeconomic Statuses and Races”