Monica Mallampalli, PhD, MSc
Dr. Monica Mallampalli is a trained biomedical scientist and a women’s health advocate. She has worked closely with many leading clinicians and scientists to bring attention to knowledge gaps in women’s health. In 2015, Dr. Mallampalli convened a conference in Winston Salem which focused on early risk factors that cause cardiovascular disease in women later in life. However, Dr. Mallampalli was intrigued by the lack of attention to risk factors that cause heart disease in young women and highlighted SCAD at this meeting to raise awareness.
Dr. Mallampalli has been a strong advocate for research on women’s health and sex differences for several years and has previously demonstrated success in generating evidence-based science to influence policy related to women’s health. In her prior role as the Vice President of Scientific Affairs at the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), Dr. Mallampalli collaborated with patient advocacy groups, researchers, clinicians, federal agencies, policymakers and biopharmaceutical companies. Her earlier work has spanned many scientific areas including cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, autoimmune, breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, pain, urology, sleep and clinical trials. Dr. Mallampalli has been interviewed by the media on several occasions, including a live appearance on the NBC Today show, to discuss women’s health issues. Currently, Dr. Mallampalli works as an independent scientific consultant and continues to advocate for advancement of women’s health research.