Bernard L. Harlow, PhD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

PhD, University of Washington
MPH, University of Minnesota




Dr. Bernard L. Harlow has a broad background in epidemiologic studies of female reproductive and gynecologic disorders. His research has focused on studies of malignant and borderline ovarian tumors, adverse obstetrical outcomes, premature menopause, and benign gynecological complications, particularly those arising in women suffering from childhood victimization and a variety of psychiatric disorders. He has made substantial methodological advancements in data collection, particularly with respect to studies of severe mood disorder and reproductive function, and studies of the prevalence and etiological predictors of chronic unexplained vulvar pain disorders. Currently, Dr. Harlow is the Principal Investigator, in collaboration with Dr. Kyle Rudser at the University of Minnesota, as head of the Scientific and Data Coordinating Center for a NIH-NIDDK multi-centered consortium that will launch descriptive, observational and clinical-based studies related to the wide spectrum of lower urinary tract syndromes in women. In addition to his research, his commitment to training is illustrated by the fact that about a third of his articles are in the mentorship role of doctoral and postdoctoral students, clinical fellows, and junior faculty members. Prior to his appointment at Boston University, he was a Mayo Professor of Epidemiology and Chair of the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota School Of Public Health for nearly 10 years. He also spent 18 years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Schools of Medicine and Public Health.

2016-2018 Society for Epidemiologic Research: President-Elect, President, Past President
2011 University of Minnesota School of Public Health: Gaylord W. Anderson Leadership Award
2005 University of Minnesota School of Public Health: Mayo Professor of Public Health
2004 Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School: Nominated for Mary Horrigan Connors Award for Outstanding Leadership in Women's Health
2003 Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School: Nominated for Mary Horrigan Connors Award for Outstanding Leadership in Women's Health


Treatment of Consequences of Female Genital Cutting
07/15/2018 - 06/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Regents of the University of Minnesota NIH NICHD
5R01HD091685-02

Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women: Bladder Health Scientific and Data Coordinating Center
07/15/2015 - 06/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Regents of the University of Minnesota NIH NIDDK
5U01DK106786-05

Society for Epidemiologic Research Doctoral Dissertation Workshop
05/01/2018 - 04/30/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
2R13TR002021-02

Society for Epidemiologic Research Doctoral Dissertation Workshop
04/12/2017 - 04/11/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
1R13TR002021-01



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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Risk of vulvodynia due to immune-related health events throughout the life course 1R21HD099533-01A1
2020 Risk of vulvodynia due to immune-related health events throughout the life course 1R21HD099533-01A1
2019 Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women: Bladder Health Scientific and Data Coordinating Center (PLUS-SDCC) (U01) 5U01DK106786-05 20
2019 Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women: Bladder Health Scientific and Data Coordinating Center (PLUS-SDCC) (U01) 3U01DK106786-05S1 20
2018 Society for Epidemiologic Research Doctoral Dissertation Workshop 2R13TR002021-02
2018 Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women: Bladder Health Scientific and Data Coordinating Center (PLUS-SDCC) (U01) 3U01DK106786-04S1 20
2018 Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women: Bladder Health Scientific and Data Coordinating Center (PLUS-SDCC) (U01) 5U01DK106786-04 20
2017 Society for Epidemiologic Research Doctoral Dissertation Workshop 1R13TR002021-01
2017 Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women: Bladder Health Scientific and Data Coordinating Center (PLUS-SDCC) (U01) 5U01DK106786-03 20
2017 Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women: Bladder Health Scientific and Data Coordinating Center (PLUS-SDCC) (U01) 3U01DK106786-03S1 20
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  1. Golenbock SW, Wise LA, Lambert-Messerlian GM, Eklund EE, Harlow BL. Association between a history of depression and anti-müllerian hormone among late-reproductive aged women: the Harvard study of moods and cycles. Womens Midlife Health. 2020; 6:9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32884826
     
  2. Shoham DA, Wang Z, Lindberg S, Chu H, Brubaker L, Brady SS, Coyne-Beasley T, Fitzgerald CM, Gahagan S, Harlow BL, Joinson C, Low LK, Markland AD, Newman DK, Smith AL, Stapleton A, Sutcliffe S, Berry A. School Toileting Environment, Bullying, and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in a Population of Adolescent and Young Adult Girls: Preventing Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Consortium Analysis of Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. Urology. 2020 Jul 15. PMID: 32679271
     
  3. Connor JJ, Haviland M, Brady SS, Robinson BBE, Harlow BL. Psychosocial Factors Influence Sexual Satisfaction among Women with Vulvodynia. J Sex Marital Ther. 2020; 46(6):589-598. PMID: 32460678
     
  4. Harlow BL, Murray EJ, Rothman KJ. Genital Powder Use and Ovarian Cancer. JAMA. 2020 05 26; 323(20):2096.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32453359
     
  5. Schmitz KH, Bavendam T, Brady SS, Brubaker L, Burgio K, Harlow BL, James A, Lukacz ES, Miller JM, Newman DK, Palmer MH, Rudser K, Sutcliffe S. Is the juice worth the squeeze? Transdisciplinary team science in bladder health. Neurourol Urodyn. 2020 06; 39(5):1601-1611. PMID: 32320497
     
  6. Brady SS, Berry A, Camenga DR, Fitzgerald CM, Gahagan S, Hardacker CT, Harlow BL, Hebert-Beirne J, LaCoursiere DY, Lewis JB, Low LK, Lowder JL, Markland AD, McGwin G, Newman DK, Palmer MH, Shoham DA, Smith AL, Stapleton A, Williams BR, Sutcliffe S. Applying concepts of life course theory and life course epidemiology to the study of bladder health and lower urinary tract symptoms among girls and women. Neurourol Urodyn. 2020 04; 39(4):1185-1202. PMID: 32119156
     
  7. Bedford L, Parker SE, Davis E, Salzman E, Hillier SL, Foxman B, Harlow BL. Characteristics of the vaginal microbiome in women with and without clinically confirmed vulvodynia. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Sep; 223(3):406.e1-406.e16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32135142
     
  8. Sun Y, Harlow BL. The association of vulvar pain and urological urgency and frequency: findings from a community-based case-control study. Int Urogynecol J. 2019 11; 30(11):1871-1878. PMID: 31375872
     
  9. Klann AM, Rosenberg J, Wang T, Parker SE, Harlow BL. Exploring Hygienic Behaviors and Vulvodynia. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2019 Jul; 23(3):220-225.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30973443
     
  10. Khandker M, Brady SS, Rydell SA, Turner RM, Schreiner PJ, Harlow BL. Early-life Chronic Stressors, Rumination, and the Onset of Vulvodynia. J Sex Med. 2019 Jun; 16(6):880-890. PMID: 31010778
     
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Bar chart showing 158 publications over 37 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 1995

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I would welcome the opportunity to mentor faculty, postdocs and doctoral students interested in building stronger research and academic portfolios. Mentoring areas include grant writing, how to work collaboratively and build transdisciplinary research teams, improving national and international recognition of research, and other professional and career development activities. My experience includes having been the Chair of the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota for nearly 10 years, where I hired 22 new faculty and evaluated the performance of over 50 primary faculty annually. I also have extensive NIH experience as a founding member of the Infectious disease, Reproductive, Asthma and Pulmonary (IRAP) NIH Study Section, which I also chaired for two years. In addition, I served on the National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Counselors where I Chaired a number of site visits to evaluate the academic performance of NCI intramural investigators. I have also been a member of numerous ad-hoc committees to evaluate intramural and extramural research at NICHD and NIEHS. My philosophy includes appropriate time management, maintaining a strong separation between professional and other family commitments, and a structured and practical approach toward positioning a colleague for success rather than failure.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
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  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
  • Work / Life Integration Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
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