Director, South Side Health & Vitality Studies
Founder and President, MAPSCorps 501(c)3
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP, associate professor of ob/gyn and medicine-geriatrics, is an expert on the health of aging women and urban populations. Dr. Lindau directs the Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine for Women and Girls with Cancer (PRISM), a clinical and research program to prevent and treat sexual disorders in women affected by cancer and other complex illnesses. She was founding chair of the international Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer and a member of the Network Steering Committee. In addition to the study of female aging and sexuality, her translational research lab focuses on the heath and health care of marginalized populations using an asset-based approach. Dr. Lindau is founder and director of the South Side Health and Vitality Studies (SSHVS), a family of inter-related research efforts that leverage information technologies to optimize health and reduce disparities on Chicago’s South Side and beyond. SSHVS includes CommunityRx, an information-based innovation connecting health care to self-care, supported by a 2012 Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. SSHVS also includes Feed1st, a hospital-based, self-serve food pantry system to alleviate caregiver hunger in the hospital. Dr. Lindau served the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, she is founder of NowPow, LLC and President of MAPSCorps, 501c3. She is an Aspen Institute Health Innovation Fellow and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.