Jeanette S. Brown, MD
Jeanette S. Brown, MD
Brown, who has been UCSF faculty in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences since 1986, joined the Department of Urology with a joint appointment in December 2002.
Brown is the founder and past Director of the UCSF Women's Continence Center (WCC). She now is Director of research for the WCC. The UCSF WCC is a multidisciplinary practice that incorporates physicians from gynecology, urology, and colorectal surgery to provide expert, timely and innovative care for patients. The center offers uniquely tailored services through its pelvic floor rehabilitation and behavioral treatment program, which incorporate the use of behavioral therapy, pelvic floor exercises, and biofeedback. The UCSF Women’s Continence Center is committed to combining up-to-date medical treatments and evidence-based medicine with collaborative decision-making and individualized treatment.
UCSF Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) in Lower Urinary Tract Function in Women. Established in 2002, the UCSF SCOR is one of two SCOR programs focused on lower urinary tract function in women and designated by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH). The UCSF SCOR is funded as a partnership by the ORWH and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
As director of the UCSF SCOR, Brown coordinates the multidisciplinary, multi-institutional group of basic and clinical investigators studying the female urethra, bladder, pelvic floor, and female urinary incontinence. UCSF SCOR researchers are investigating the underlying molecular mechanisms which cause urinary incontinence, including the epidemiology of the disorder and clinical outcomes of treatment. One of the strengths of the UCSF SCOR is the physical proximity of several nationally recognized clinical and laboratory researchers with a similar research interest in lower urinary tract function. Prior to the UCSF SCOR there was very little cross-disciplinary research between epidemiology and basic science in lower urinary tract function. The SCOR's “bench to bedside” collaborative research paradigm will move the field forward by facilitating translation of epidemiologic and laboratory research into clinically important improvements in prevention and treatment.
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