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Participants contribute meaningful data during first two years of study

November 2021: Thanks to survey, menstrual cycle tracking, and sensor data shared by Apple Women’s Health Study participants throughout the study’s first two years, the study team has been able to gain a deeper understanding of women’s health across the lifespan.
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STAT Health Tech Summit 2022 panel discussion on digital health research

May 2022: Shruthi Mahalingaiah, co-principal investigator of the Apple Women’s Health Study, joined Apple Health’s Lauren Cheung for a panel discussion about how digital tools are helping to advance women’s health research.
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'The Future of Wearables in Health' panel discussion at the 2022 WSJ Health Forum

March 2022: Smart watches and other wearable devices have the potential to transform medical research. Michelle A. Williams, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Sumbul Ahmad Desai, M.D., VP, Health, Apple took part in a panel discussion at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Health Forum, where they discussed their work to advance medical research using wearable technology.
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Webinar about 'Personal Health Management and Family Building with Digital Tools'

February 2022: Shruthi Mahalingaiah, assistant professor of environmental, reproductive, and women’s health, presented a webinar about wearable tech and fertility care for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). As part of the webinar, Shruthi shared insights from the Apple Women’s Health Study.
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2021: A year in review

December 2021: Throughout 2021, the Apple Women’s Health Study team presented analyses and findings in a variety of ways.
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Participants contribute meaningful data during first two years of study

November 2021: Thanks to survey, menstrual cycle tracking, and sensor data shared by Apple Women’s Health Study participants throughout the study’s first two years, the study team has been able to gain a deeper understanding of women’s health across the lifespan.
Learn more

Principal investigators of Research app studies discuss the potential impact of virtual longitudinal studies

November 2021: Shruthi Mahalingaiah, one of the Apple Women’s Health Study’s principal investigators, joined the principal investigators of the other two studies in the Research app, the Apple Hearing Study and the Apple Heart and Movement Study, for a panel discussion about the potential impact of virtual, longitudinal studies on improving health outcomes. The panel was organized by the American Heart Association (AHA) as part of the Scientific Sessions.
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First published paper sets the stage for future analyses

October 2021: The Apple Women’s Health Study’s first paper, Design and methods of the Apple Women’s Health Study: a digital longitudinal cohort study sets the stage for future analyses aimed at facilitating discovery in women’s and reproductive health.
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Analysis: Pregnancy attempts dropped steeply during pandemic

September 2021: From May 2020 to October 2020, pregnancy attempts among women in the U.S. dropped from 6.1% to 4.9%—almost 20%—according to a new analysis from the Apple Women’s Health Study.
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Study team discusses digital research innovations at National Summit on the Health of Women

June 2021: The Apple Women’s Health Study team led a session on “Digital Innovations for Women’s Health Research” during the 2021 National Summit on the Health of Women. The summit, presented by the Brigham and Women’s Marry Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, convened a multi-stakeholder group of bioscience experts to celebrate recent advancements in women’s health and advance innovative research.
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Poster presentation about study's design and methods at 68th Annual Meeting of the SRI

July 2021: Shruthi Mahalingaiah, one of the study’s principal investigators, presented a poster about the design and methods of the Apple Women’s Health Study at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) in July 2021. The annual meeting brings together researchers to discuss improving reproductive health outcomes.
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Apple Women’s Health Study releases preliminary data to help destigmatize menstrual symptoms

March 2021: The Apple Women’s Health Study team at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has released preliminary scientific data on women and their menstrual symptoms, contributed by a cohort of 10,000 participants of varying ages and races across the U.S. participating in the study through Apple’s Research app. The data could advance the science around women’s health and help destigmatize menstruation, according to the researchers.
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Apple Women’s Health Study celebrates first anniversary

November 2020: This month marks the first anniversary of the launch of the revolutionary Apple Women’s Health Study. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health along with Apple and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) are working to gain a deeper understanding of how demographic and lifestyle factors could have an impact on menstrual cycles and gynecologic conditions including infertility, menopause, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
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A Better Flow Chart for Medical Discovery

Spring 2020: The Apple Women’s Health Study—a unique partnership among Apple Inc., the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—has set out to demystify and illuminate menstruation and accord it the scientific scrutiny and social acceptance it deserves.
Feature in the Harvard Public Health Magazine

Gaining insight into women’s health

March 2020: Could an app help scientists better understand menstruation, fertility, and menopause? On an episode of Harvard Chan This Week in Health, Shruthi Mahalingaiah and JP Onnela talk about the groundbreaking Apple Women’s Health Study.
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