Marjorie Jenkins, MD FACP
Professor; Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gender-Specific Women’s Health
Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health
Associate Dean for Women in Health and Science
Rush Endowed Chair of Excellence in Women’s Health and Gynecologic Oncology
Dr Jenkins is a professor of medicine, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health (LWBIWH), a research and education institute focused on supporting research and education in women’s health and sex and gender differences. www.laurabushinstitute.org
As a sex- and gender-specific women’s health expert with more than a decade of experience, she provides specialty patient consultations and assists organizations in the development of strategies to engage women’s health consumers through integration of sex and gender evidence-based medicine into clinical practice. She serves(ed) nationally in a variety of positions, such as a co-chair for the Reproduction Workgroup of NASA’s Decadal Review of Sex and Gender Research, an executive council member of the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative, a member of the Women’s Health Writing Group of the National Board of Medical Examiners, a founding board member for the Academy of Women’s Health, and an expert panel member for the Health Resources and Services Organization (HRSA) Women’s Health Curricula: Report on Interprofessional Collaboration Across the Health Professions and consultant to “60 Minutes”.
By invitation, she has delivered more than 100 presentations to professional and public audiences and co-authored numerous works in both the scientific and public arena. She is also recognized as a 2013 and 2014 Texas SuperDoc by Texas Monthly, and serves as an international mentor for the Georg W. Bush Center’s Women’s Initiatives. A current project is her role as scientific advisor for the book “Eat Like a Woman” with author Staness Janekos (author of Menopause Makeover)coming out in April 2014. This book is a valuable consumer resource about the different health needs of women due to sex and gender differences in nutrition and weight loss.