Ellen Gold, Ph.D.

Ellen B. Gold, Ph.D.


Public Health Sciences-Reproductive and Cancer Epidemiology


  • Professor, Ph.D.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Gold's research focuses on: 1. Lifestyle and other Factors Related to Hot Flashes and the Timing of Menopause 2. Lifestyle and Ovarian Function in Midlife Women 3. Endocrine and other Health Effects of Environmental Exposures in Women.



Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Center for Health and Technology


Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, 1977

B.A., UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1970

M.A., UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1972

Professional Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American College of Epidemiology

American Public Health Association

International Society for Environmental Epidemiology

North American Menopause Society

Society for Epidemiological Research

Honors and Awards

Attendee in AAMC Executive Development Seminar, 2007

Dean?s Excellence in Mentoring Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2007

Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award, UC Davis Graduate Group in Epidemiology, 2005

Outstanding Mentor Award, UC Davis Consortium for Women and Research, 2002

Select Recent Publications

Caan B, Emond J, Su H, Patterson R, Flatt S, Gold E, Newman V, Rock C, Thomson C, Pierce J. Effect of post diagnosis weight change on hot flash status among early stage breast cancer survivors. J Clin Oncol 2012;30(13):1492-7.

Garcia L, Gold EB, Wang Lu, Yang X, Mao M, Schwartz A. Obesity, pre-diabetes and diabetes by acculturation level among US Mexican-American women and men. Eth Dis 2012;22:58-64.

Greendale GA, Huang M-H, Leung K, Crawford SL, Gold EB, Wight R, Waetjen LE, Karlamanga AS. Dietary phytoestrogen intakes and cognitive function during the menopause transition: Results from the SWAN Phytoestrogen Study. Menopause 2012;19:894-903.

Huang M-H, Norris J, Han W, Block T, Gold E, Crawford S, Greendale G. Development of an updated phytoestrogen database for use with the SWAN Food Frequency Questionnaire: intakes and food sources in a community-based, multiethnic cohort study. Nutr Cancer 2012;64:228-244

Joffe H, Chang Y, Dhaliwal S, Hess R, Thurston R, Gold EB, Matthews KA, Bromberger JT. Lifetime history of depression and anxiety disorders predicts low quality-of-life in midlife women in the absence of current illness episodes. Arch Gen Psychiatr 2012;69(5):484-492.

Tepper P, Randolph Jr RF, McConnell D, Crawford S, El Khoudary SR, Joffe H, Gold E, Zheng H, Bromberger J, Sutton-Tyrell K. Trajectory clustering of estradiol and follicle stimulating hormone during the menopausal transition in the Study of Women?s Health Across the Nation (SWAN). J Clin Endocrinol Met 2012;97:2872-80.

Thurston RC, El Khoudary SR, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Crandall CJ, Gold EB, Sternfeld B, Joffe H, Selzer F, Matthews KA. Vasomotor symptoms and lipid profiles in women transitioning through menopause. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119:753-761.

Zheng H, Sowers MF, Buysse DJ, Consens F, Kravitz HM, Matthews KA, Owens JF, Gold EB, Hall M. Sources of variability in epidemiological studies of sleep using repeated nights of in-home polysomnography: SWAN Sleep Study. J Clin Sleep Med 2012;8(1):87-96.

Campbell IA, Bromberger J, Buysse DJ, Hall MH, Hardin KA, Kravitz HM, Matthews KA, O?Neill Rasor M, Utts J, Gold EB. Evaluation of the association of menopausal status with delta and beta EEG activity during sleep. Sleep 2011;34(11):1561-8.

Additional list of publications