Alliance for Endometriosis (U.S.)

Sarah Cross, Ph.D., Associate Scientific Director, Women’s Health, U.S. Medical Affairs at AbbVie discusses the newly formed Alliance for Endometriosis by seven women’s health-focused organizations – AbbVie, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Black Women’s Health Imperative, the Endometriosis Association, GE Healthcare, Healthy Women and the International Pelvic Pain Society.  The goal of the alliance is to improve the lives of the one in 10 women of reproductive age living with endometriosis in the United States. The Alliance is actively seeking insights via a survey at and encouraging the endometriosis community to share their experiences to better understand their wants and needs.

Sarah Cross, Ph.D., is an Associate Scientific Director, Women’s Health, U.S. Medical Affairs at AbbVie, and is responsible for leading the team’s endometriosis efforts. Sarah joined AbbVie in 2017 as a Women’s Health Medical Science Liaison for U.S. Medical Affairs. Prior to joining AbbVie, Sarah spent eight years in clinical research, diagnostics, technology transfer, product development and commercialization, most recently as Chief Scientist and Partner at CrossRoads Scientific, a global leader in x-ray analytics. Sarah earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Chemistry & Biochemistry Dept. Her research with the Clinical Pathology Department at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center resulted in the development of a novel nanomechanical technique for cancer detection and evaluation, which was patented and licensed for development and commercialization. Sarah founded a medical and scientific consulting company where she guided the development and implementation of this novel diagnostic and analytic technique for a commercial start-up. Around the same time, Sarah founded Labwear for Life, a fashionable laboratory apparel company designed to meet the needs of the scientific and medical communities.

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