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Sheila A. Dugan, MD

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  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
Board Certification:
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Residency: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Clinical Expertise:
  • Joint injections
  • Musculoskeletal disorders, women's
  • Nerve conduction study and electromyography
  • Pelvic pain
  • Spinal disorders, nonsurgical care
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports injuries, women's
  • Trigger point injections
  • Vaginal pain
Research Interests:
  • Women's midlife health
  • Female athlete triad
  • Pelvic pain
  • Physical activity and health
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Associations between body mass index and sexual functioning in midlife women: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation.
    Nackers LM, Appelhans BM, Segawa E, Janssen I, Dugan SA, Kravitz HM
    2015 Mar 23
  2. Transdisciplinary cardiovascular and cancer health disparities training: experiences of the centers for population health and health disparities.
    Golden SH, Ferketich A, Boyington J, Dugan S, Garroutte E, Kaufmann PG, Krok J, Kuo A, Ortega AN, Purnell T, Srinivasan S
    Am J Public Health
    2015 Jul
    105 Suppl 3:S395-402.
  3. Associations between aspects of pain and cognitive performance and the contribution of depressive symptoms in mid-life women: A cross-sectional analysis.
    Tomey K, Greendale GA, Kravitz HM, Bromberger JT, Burns JW, Dugan SA, de Leon CF
    2015 Jan
  4. Chronic pain, body mass index and cardiovascular disease risk factors: tests of moderation, unique and shared relationships in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN).
    Burns JW, Quartana PJ, Bruehl S, Janssen I, Dugan SA, Appelhans B, Matthews KA, Kravitz HM
    J Behav Med
    2014 Nov 27
  5. Association between Physical Activity and Depressive Symptoms: Midlife Women in SWAN.
    Dugan SA, Bromberger JT, Segawa E, Avery E, Sternfeld B
    Med Sci Sports Exerc
    2014 Jun 9
  6. Body image satisfaction and depression in midlife women: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN).
    Jackson KL, Janssen I, Appelhans BM, Kazlauskaite R, Karavolos K, Dugan SA, Avery EA, Shipp-Johnson KJ, Powell LH, Kravitz HM
    Arch Womens Ment Health
    2014 Jun
  7. A Pelvic Floor Fitness Program for Older Women With Urinary Symptoms: A Feasibility Study.
    Dugan SA, Lavender MD, Hebert-Beirne J, Brubaker L.
    PM R. 2013
    2013 Mar 15. doi:pii: S1934-1482(13)00118-4. 10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.03.009. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Correlates of 15-Year Maintenance of Physical Activity in Middle-Aged Women.
    Janssen I, Dugan SA, Karavolos K, Lynch EB, Powell LH.
    Int J Behav Med. 2013
    2013 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Consistently High Sports/Exercise Activity Is Associated with Better Sleep Quality, Continuity and Depth in Midlife Women: The SWAN Sleep Study.
    Kline CE, Irish LA, Krafty RT, Sternfeld B, Kravitz HM, Buysse DJ, Bromberger JT, Dugan SA, Hall MH
  10. How well does the body adiposity index capture adiposity change in midlife women?: The SWAN fat patterning study.
    Appelhans BM, Kazlauskaite R, Karavolos K, Janssen I, Kravitz HM, Dugan S, Burns JW, Shipp-Johnson K, Powell LH.
    Am J Hum Biol. 2012
    2012 Nov-Dec
    24(6):866-9. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22330. Epub 2012 Sep 27.
  11. The Association between Self-Reported Energy Intake and Intra-Abdominal Adipose Tissue in Perimenopausal Women.
    Kazlauskaite R, Karavolos K, Janssen I, Carlson K, Shipp KJ, Dugan SA, Powell LH.
    J Obes. 2012
    2012:567320. Epub 2012 Jun 27.
  12. Physical activity and health during the menopausal transition.
    Sternfeld B, Dugan S.
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2011
    2011 Sep
    38(3):537-66. doi: 10.1016/j.ogc.2011.05.008. Review.
  13. ACSM clinician profile.
    Dugan SA.
    Curr Sports Med Rep. 2010
    2010 May-Jun
    9(3):121. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e3181de3e86. No abstract available.
  14. Testosterone and visceral fat in midlife women: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) fat patterning study.
    Janssen I, Powell LH, Kazlauskaite R, Dugan SA.
    Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010
    2010 Mar
    18(3):604-10. doi: 10.1038/oby.2009.251. Epub 2009 Aug 20.
  15. Physical activity and reduced intra-abdominal fat in midlife African-American and white women.
    Dugan SA, Everson-Rose SA, Karavolos K, Avery EF, Wesley DE, Powell LH.
    Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010
    2010 Jun
    18(6):1260-5. doi: 10.1038/oby.2009.396. Epub 2009 Oct 29.
  16. Toward optimal health: advances in chronic back pain management for women.
    Godfrey JR, Dugan SA.
    J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2009
    2009 Oct
    18(10):1533-7. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2009.1688. No abstract available.
  17. Depressive symptoms and increased visceral fat in middle-aged women.
    Everson-Rose SA, Lewis TT, Karavolos K, Dugan SA, Wesley D, Powell LH.
    Psychosom Med. 2009
    2009 May
    71(4):410-6. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e3181a20c9c. Epub 2009 Apr 27.
  18. The impact of physical activity level on SF-36 role-physical and bodily pain indices in midlife women.
    Dugan SA, Everson-Rose SA, Karavolos K, Sternfeld B, Wesley D, Powell LH.
    J Phys Act Health. 2009
    2009 Jan
  19. Review of anatomy, evaluation, and treatment of musculoskeletal pelvic floor pain in women.
    Prather H, Dugan S, Fitzgerald C, Hunt D.
    PM R. 2009
    2009 Apr
    1(4):346-58. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2009.01.003. Review.
  20. Exercise for preventing childhood obesity.
    Dugan SA.
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2008
    2008 May
    19(2):205-16, vii. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2007.11.001. Review.
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