Menopause Studies

Not Currently Recruiting:

Title: Does the co-use of tobacco and cannabis increase the risk of earlier age at menopause? 

Funding: Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program New Investigator Award T32KT4693 (PI: Gibson)

This study seeks to identify whether cannabis use and tobacco and cannabis co-use puts women at higher risk for premature, early, or earlier age at menopause.


Title: Development and Feasibility of a Telehealth Mind-Body Menopause Program

Funding: VA Office of Rural Health NOMAD PROJ-04118 (PI: Nicosia; Co-I: Gibson)

This project will develop and test a nonpharmacologic program to support rural women Veterans’ physical and mental health through the menopause transition.

Study Completed


Do you have multiple hot flashes per day?


UCSF’s Women’s Health researchers are running a study to better understand how to treat menopausal hot flash symptoms.


1. What are we studying?


The FRAN Study (Flushing Reduction Associated with Nitrates) is testing how well a nitrate skin patch works to reduce hot flashes.

(We are doing this by running a randomized clinical trial of a transdermal nitrate patch compared to placebo women with menopausal hot flash symptoms.)


2. What does this involve?


Participants will visit our clinic 6 times over 16 weeks, including some video/telephone visits, but also at least 2 visits in our offices in San Francisco and Oakland.


You may receive up to $150 in gift or debit cards and help with parking costs. 


3. Are you eligible?


    You may be eligible if you are:

  • Are between the ages 40 and 62
  • Have multiple hot flashes per day
  • Do not have diabetes or cardiovascular disease
  • Are willing to wear a nitrate patch or a placebo patch in a randomized trial
  • Have a video enabled device, such as a smart phone, iPad, tablet, or laptop (if you want to do video-based study visits)
  • Have access to broadband internet connection

4. Interested?


Click below, or you can leave us a message at 415-885-7547, or email us at [email protected]