Jerrilyn Prior


Jerilynn C. Prior BA, MD, FRCPC is a Professor of  Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of British Columbia working on women’s health. She studies  menstrual cycles, the effects of  ovulation and its disturbances on women’s later life osteoporotic  fracture, heart attack and  breast cancer risks. She has studied  progesterone as a treatment for hypothalamic (stress related) period disturbances, low bone density, and for  hot flushes and  night sweats in  menopausal women (1 year since their last flow) and in  perimenopausal women (who are in the transition but not yet  menopausal). She is the British Columbia Centre Director of the Canadian Multicentre  Osteoporosis Study ( CaMos), a 20-year prospective 9-centre population-based bone and general health study and the Scientific Director and Founder of the Centre for  Menstrual Cycle and  Ovulation Research (