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Nazia Raja-Khan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Medicine
500 University Drive, H044
Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: 717-531-8395
Fax: 717-531-5726



MS, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, 2007
MD, SUNY Health Science Center-Brooklyn, NY, 2000
BS, Brooklyn College, NY, 1996

Research Interests

My BIRCWH research interests are in the field of integrative medicine and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). I am the principal investigator of an ongoing randomized placebo controlled clinical trial investigating the effects of vitamin D on insulin resistance, vascular reactivity, and psychological health in women with PCOS. In addition, I have developed a grant proposal to study mindfulness as a novel treatment for reducing cardiometabolic risk and psychological distress in women with PCOS. My long-term goal is to develop an integrative approach to PCOS that combines conventional and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) strategies to optimize both physical and psychological health, improve quality of life, and prevent long-term complications such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease in women with PCOS.

BIRCWH Mentors

Richard S. Legro, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Primary Mentor)
Lawrence I. Sinoway, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Elizabeth J. Susman, PhD, Professor of Biobehavioral Health

Recent Publications

Raja-Khan, N., Junselman, A.R., Spielman, R.S. & Legro, R.S. (2009). TGF-? Dysregulation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. In BIRCWH poster abstracts. Journal of Women’s Health, 18(10), 1489-1510.

Raja-Khan, N. & Legro, R.S. (2008). Baseline characteristics of the participants of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of atorvastatin for the treatment of women with polycystic ovary syndrome. In Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) poster abstracts. Journal of Women’s Health, 17(8), 1229-1246.


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