Fellows and Trainees


Paula Brady, M.D.
Clinical Fellow

Paula Brady, MD

Paula Brady grew up in Connecticut and received a B.A. in English from Yale University. She completed her medical studies at Columbia University. In 2015, she graduated from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital integrated residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and she is currently a clinical and research fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Paula has published several studies related to reproductive health; she is currently pursuing research with Dr. Missmer with the goal of identifying genetic variations unique to endometriosis in adolescents. Outside of work, she enjoys relaxing with her miniature greyhounds, Shelley and Milton.


Leslie Farland, Sc.D.
Research Fellow

Leslie Farland, ScD

Dr. Farland received her doctorate in Epidemiology with a focus on reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric outcomes at the Harvard School of Public Health. She holds a B.A. in Biological Science from the University of Chicago and a Masters degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She has led several research projects on reproductive health outcomes, including studies of assisted reproductive technologies, gestational diabetes, and adverse birth outcomes in the Nurses’ Health Study II, Project Viva, and EARTH cohorts respectively. Her current research focuses on infertility and assisted reproductive technology. She is interested in the etiology of adolescent endometriosis and improving fertility outcomes in patients with endometriosis.


Amy Shafrir, Sc.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow

Amy Shafrir, ScD

Amy Shafrir grew up in New Hampshire and received her B.S. in Biology from Stonehill College and a M.Sc. in Public Health Research from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. In May 2016, she graduated from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a doctoral degree in Epidemiology. Her doctorate work focused on reproductive and hormonal factors in relation to ovarian cancer. In addition, she has led research projects on the relationships between blood hormone levels and various reproductive and lifestyle characteristics in the Nurses’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study II. Amy has joined the Boston Center for Endometriosis as a postdoctoral fellow and is excited to be working with Dr. Missmer on identifying potential biological markers for endometriosis progression and response to treatment.