Sharon Allen, MD, PhD
Medical Student Education - Twin Cities
Women’s health, including smoking cessation, osteoporosis, and menopause
MD, University of Rochester
PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Post-grad (residency) training in medicine, surgery, ENT, and family medicine
Fellowship: University of Rochester (research)
Allen co-directs the University of Minnesota Medical School Essentials of Clinical Medicine course. She has been active in women’s health and smoking cessation research for more than 20 years and is currently involved in a number of federally funded grants. Allen also sees patients at the University of Minnesota Physicians Women’s Health Specialists Clinic.
A682 Mayo Memorial Building
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
2012-17, NIH, PI, "Smoking, Sex Hormones, and Pregnancy"
2012-17, NIH/NIDA, PI, "Sex Differences and Progesterone: Association with Impulsivity and Smoking Cessation"
2012-17, NIH, co-director, "Sex Differences and Progesterone: Effects on Impulsivity, Smoking, and Cocaine Abuse"
2013-15, NIH/NIDA, PI, "Progesterone and Postpartum Relapse to Smoking"
2009-14, NIH/NIDA, PI, “Exercise for Smoking Cessation in Postmenopausal Smokers”
2009-13, NIH, co-investigator, "Bone Mineral Density and Body Composition in Postmenopausal Smokers"
Allen SS, Allen AM, Kotlyar M, Lunos S, al'Absi M, Hatsukami DK. Menstrual phase and depressive symptoms difference in physiological response to nicotine following acute smoking abstinence. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013;15(6):1091-8.
Allen SS, Miller J, Ratner E, Santilli J. The educational and financial impact of using patient educators to teach introductory physical exam skills. Med Teach. 2011;33(11):911-918.
Hatsukami DK, Jensen J, Anderson A, Broadbent B, Allen SS, Zhang Y, et al. Oral tobacco products: Preference and effects among smokers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011;118(2/3):230-236.
Allen AM, Allen SS, Lunos S, Pomerleau CS. Severity of withdrawal symptomatology in follicular versus luteal quitters: The combined effects of menstrual phase and withdrawal on smoking cessation outcome. Addict Behav. 2010;35(6):549-52.
Allen SS, Allen AM, Mooney M, Bade T. Short-term weight gain by menstrual phase following smoking cessation in women. Eat Behav. 2009;10(1):52-5.