International collaboration for a Life course Approach to reproductive health and Chronic disease Events (InterLACE) provides a unique opportunity to conduct world-leading research in collaboration with key national and international investigators on women’s health studies from seven nations.

The project undertakes cross-cohort research by combining data at the individual level from more than 150,000 participants from twenty existing longitudinal studies to investigate the role of reproductive health across life on subsequent CVD events and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). While this poses cross-cohort and cross-cultural research challenges, InterLACE has the capability to address research questions and generate robust evidence that is not possible from any single cohort study.
Visit the InterLACE website for further information about the project.

Project members

Professor Gita Mishra

NHMRC Principal Research Fellow
School of Public Health

Professor Annette Dobson

Professor of Biostatistics
School of Public Health

Dr Hsin-Fang Chung

Research Fellow
School of Public Health

Ms Megan Ferguson

Research Program Manager
School of Public Health

Mrs Leonie Gemmell

Administrative Officer
Women's Health Australia