Faculty Profile

Stacy Lindau
Section of Geriatrics
Professor of Medicine (Secondary Appointment)

Academic Interests

Dr. Lindau's research and clinical work focuses on health of women throughout the life course. Dr. Lindau's teaching and mentoring efforts emphasize geriatrics education and research predominantly in the areas of ethics, sexual health, and primary care of older women. She is also working on several project aimed to advance the health and life quality of older women and women living with chronic illness.

Clinical Interests

Gynecologic care of post-reproductive age women, treatment of sexual disorders, and health of underserved women.


  • Lindau ST, Tomori C, Bennett C. Improving Rates of Cervical Cancer Screening and Pap Smear Follow-up for Low Income Women with Limited Health Literacy. Cancer Investigation. 2001; 19(3): 316-323.
  • Lindau ST, Tomori C, Lyons T, et al. The Association of Health Literacy and Cervical Cancer Prevention Knowledge and Health Behaviors in a Multi-Ethnic Cohort of Women. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2002; 186 (1):938-943.
  • Lindau ST, Sharp LK. Detecting Low Literacy in the Clinical Setting: The Five-Second Screen. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2002;24S:S139.
  • Lindau ST, Laumann E, Levinson W, Waite L. Synthesis of Scientific Disciplines in Pursuit of Health: The Interactive Biopsychosocial Model. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 2003:46(3S):74-86.
  • Lindau ST. Letter to the Editor: Androgen Metabolism in Females Does Not Occur in Male Organs. Forthcoming - Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 11/03


  • BA, 1990, University of Michigan, Political Science
  • Fellowship, 1993, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Geriatrics
  • MD, 1996, Brown University
  • Residency, 1999, Northwestern University, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Residency, 2000, Northwestern University, Chief Resident
  • MA, 2002, The University of Chicago, Public Policy Studies
  • Fellowship, 2002, The University of Chicago, Clinical Scholars Program