As a former Mayo Clinic Researcher, Limor Raz, Ph.D., continues to collaborate with Mayo Clinic investigators on women's health studies. She is interested in hormone therapy, particularly the effects of estrogen on neurological health in menopausal women. Her goal is to advance clinical and translational research using imaging and molecular techniques and to address the controversies surrounding hormone therapy.

Focus areas

  • Menopausal hormone therapy effects on brain histopathophysiology
  • Serum serotonin correlation with depression in menopausal women
  • Hormonal modulation of vasoactive factors in the blood and their influence on cardiovascular disease during menopause

Significance to patient care

Dr. Raz and her colleagues aim to advance the field of hormone therapy by addressing the controversial question regarding the risks and benefits of hormone administration during the critical menopausal transition. Dr. Raz and her colleagues hope their research will help prevent disease and increase life expectancy for women.

Professional highlights

  • Honors Program Award, Columbus State University, 2004, 2005
  • First Place Research Recognition Award, American Physiological Society, 2009
  • Virendra B. Mahesh Research Excellence in Endocrinology Award, Medical College of GA, 2010
  • Darrell W. Brann Scholarship in Neuroscience, Medical College of GA, 2010
  • North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Mentorship Program; Mentor: Dr. Victor Henderson, 2011-2013


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