Stacey A. Missmer, ScD, is professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. She has distinguished herself and dedicated her career to a sustained record of selfless teaching, service and pioneering research at Michigan State University with the stated goal “to advance the better good”

Dr. Missmer is recognized for her significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in women’s health research within our university, nationally and globally. Dr. Missmer’s leadership has established a new field in clinical translational medicine studying the complexities of pelvic pain and endometriosis across a woman’s life course. Her significant achievements have contributed to our department being recognized as a national leader in Women’s Health Research by several benchmarks, including being ranked in the top 5 of 136 departments in the country with NIH funding for 2020.

Dr. Missmer’s Research Leadership is recognized by:

  • Listed among the top 0.034% in endometriosis on ExpertScape – ranked 10th in the world; ranked 2nd of the 3 United States-based experts listed among the top 20; only person in top 20 under the age of 50.
  • Google Scholar h-index = 76 with 20,641 total citations.
  • A total of 336 PubMed indexed manuscripts, including NEJM, Lancet, BMJ, Nature Reviews, with 31 PubMed indexed since January 2021,
  • Thirteen active awards totaling $12,131,995 with $3,450,546 in F&A,
  • National/International Leadership Roles:
    • President-elect (Executive Board) – World Endometriosis Society
    • Early Career WES Board Mentor - World Endometriosis Society
    • 14th World Congress on Endometriosis – Scientific Program Coordinator
    • Secretary – World Endometriosis Research Foundation, America
    • Past Chair – American Society for Reproductive Medicine: Endometriosis Special Interest Group
    • Contributor – WHO Fact Sheet on Endometriosis
    • NICHD Reproductive Medicine Network DSMB member
    • Statistical Editorial Board Member – Human Reproduction
    • Field Chief Editor – Frontiers in Reproductive Health

Dr. Missmer’s achievements are at the essence of the Research Excellence Award. Her conduct, character, and concerns are those that the University espouses, and which faculty and students alike can emulate. Her selfless mentorship and collaborations have advanced the careers of many for which we are enormously grateful and proud to be considered Dr. Missmer’s colleagues.