Fellows and Trainees

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.

Katherine Hayes, MD
Clinical Fellow

Katherine Hayes, MD

Dr. Hayes is a clinical fellow in the Division of Gynecology. She completed her residency training at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium and then served four years as an active duty Air Force gynecologist. While in the Air Force, she specialized in caring for adult women with endometriosis, but looks forward to working with adolescents and young adults to recognize and treat endometriosis at a younger age. She hopes to contribute to our understanding of endometriosis and improved treatments through her clinical research.