Bobel, C., Winkler, I. T., Fahs, B., Hasson, K.A., & Roberts, T. (2020). The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies. Palgrave Macmillan.

Sommer M., Gruer, C., Smith, R. C., Maroko, A., & Hopper, K., (2020). Menstruation and Homelessness: Challenges faced living in shelters and on the street in New York City. Health & Place, Vol. 66.

Sommer M., Lee C., Liu D., Gruer, C. (2020). The Extent to Which Menstruation-Related Issues Are Included in Graduate-Level Public Health Curricula. Frontiers in Public Health, 8(442)

Sommer, M., Zulaika, G., Schmitt, M., Khandakji, S., Neudorf, K., Gellis, L., & Phillips-Howard, P. (2020). Improving the impact of menstrual health innovations in low- and middle-income countries:  A theory of change and measurement framework. Journal of Global Health Reports, 4.

Sommer, M., Zulaika, G., Schmitt, M., Khandakji, S., & Phillips-Howard, P.A. (2020). Advancing the measurement agenda for menstrual health and hygiene interventions in low- and middle-income countries. Journal of Global Health, 10(1). 

Winkler, I. T., Bobel, C., Houghton, L. C., Elhadad, N., Gruer, C., & Paranjothy, V. (2020). The Politics, Promises, and Perils of Data: Evidence-Driven Policy and Practice for Menstrual Health. Women’s Reproductive Health, 1-17.


Bobel, C. (2019) The Managed Body: Developing Girls & Menstrual Health in the Global South. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bobel, C. & Kwan, S. (Eds). (2019). Body Battlegrounds: Transgressions, Tensions, & Transformations. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.

Columbia University CDEP-CGEG 2019 Working Paper Series: Pupil Absenteeism, Measurement, and Menstruation: Evidence from Western Kenya. Anja Benshaul‐Tolonen, Garazi Zulaika, Elizabeth Nyothach, Clifford Oduor, Linda Mason, David Obor, Kelly T. Alexander, Kayla F. Laserson, and Penelope A. Phillips‐Howard.

Hennegan, J., Tsui, Amy., Sommer, M. (2019). Missed Opportunities: Menstruation Matters for Family PlanningInternational Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 45, 55-59. 

Sommer, M., Zulaika, G., Schmitt, M., Gruer, C. (Eds.) Monitoring Menstrual Health and Hygiene: Measuring Progress for Girls on Menstruation; Meeting Report. New York & Geneva: Columbia University and WSSCC. 2019.

Winkler, Inga. Human Rights Shine a Light on Unmet Menstrual Health Needs and Menstruation at the Margins (Editorial), Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2019 doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003098


Nancy King Reame (2018) The Legacy of Tampon-Related Toxic Shock Syndrome: Feats, Failures, and Future Challenges for Women’s Health Scholars, Women’s Reproductive Health, 5:4, 250-261, DOI: 10.1080/23293691.2018.1523118

Bobel, C. (2018). “Beyond Dignity: The Mis/Use of Discourses of Human Rights in Development Campaigns: A Case Study.” In Chowdhury, E. & Srikanth, R. (Eds). Human Rights: Interdisciplinary Approaches. New York, NY: Routledge.

McKillop M, Mamykina L, Elhadad N. Designing in the Dark: Eliciting Self-Tracking Dimensions for Understanding Enigmatic Disease. 2018. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. PDF.

Sommer, M., Schmitt, M., Ogello, T., Mathenge, P., Mark, M., Clatworthy, D., Khandakji, S., Ratnayake, R. (2018). Pilot testing and evaluation of a toolkit for menstrual hygiene management in emergencies in three refugee camps in Northwest Tanzania. Journal of International Humanitarian Action 3:6.

Houghton LC, Goldberg M, Wei Y, et al. Why do studies show different associations between intrauterine exposure to maternal smoking and age at menarche?. Ann Epidemiol. 2018;28(3):197-203.

2017 & Prior

Blake, S., Boone, M., Yenew Kassa, A., & Sommer, M. (2017). Teaching Girls About Puberty and Menstrual Hygiene Management in Rural Ethiopia: Findings From a Pilot Evaluation. Journal of Adolescent Research, 0743558417701246.

Bobel, C. & Agigian, A. (Guest Co-Editors) (2017). Special Cluster of Women’s Reproductive Health “Menstrual Health: A Matter of Human Rights.” Volume 4, Issue 3.

Ibitoye, M., Choi, C., Tai, H., Lee, G., & Sommer, M. (2017). Early menarche: A systematic review of its effect on sexual and reproductive health in low-and middle-income countries. PloS one, 12(6), e0178884.

Sommer, M., Phillips-Howard, PA., Mahon, T., Zients, S. Jones, M., Caruso, BA. (2017). Beyond menstrual hygiene: addressing vaginal bleeding throughout the life course in low and middle-income countries. BMJ Global Health, 2 (2) e000405.

Sommer, M., Caruso, B., Mahon, T., Zients, S., Jones, M., & Phillips-Howard, P. (2017). Beyond menstrual hygiene: addressing vaginal bleeding throughout the life course in low and middle-income countries. BMJ Global, Online July 27, 2017.

Sommer, M., Figueroa, C., Kwauk, C. Jones, M. Fyles, N. (2017). Attention to menstrual hygiene management in schools: An analysis of education policy documents in low- and middle-income countries. International Journal of Educational Development. 57:73-72.

Terry MB, Keegan THM, Houghton LC, et al. Pubertal development in girls by breast cancer family history: the LEGACY girls cohort. Breast Cancer Res. 2017;19(1):69. doi:10.1186/s13058-017-0849-y

Houghton LC, Ganmaa D, Rosenberg PS, Davaalkham D, Stanczyk FZ, Hoover RN, Troisi R. Associations of Breast Cancer Risk Factors with Premenopausal Sex Hormones in Women with Very Low Breast Cancer Risk. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Oct 31;13(11). pii: E1066. PubMed PMID: 27809264; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5129276.PMID: 27279647

McKillop, M., Voigt, N., Schnall, R., & Elhadad, N. (2016). Exploring self-tracking as a participatory research activity among women with endometriosis. J Participat Med, 8, e17.

Mary Beth Terry, Ph.D, Mandy Goldberg, MPHa, Sarah Schechter, MD, Lauren C. Houghton, PhD, Melissa White, MSW, Karen O’Toole, RN, Wendy K. Chung, MD, PhD, Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, Theresa H.M. Keegan, PhD, MS, Irene L. Andrulis, PhD, Angela R. Bradbury, MD, Lisa Schwartz, PhD Julia A. Knight, PhD, Esther M. John, PhD, and Saundra S. Buys, MD. Comparison of Clinical, Maternal and Self Pubertal Assessments: Implications for Health Studies. Pediatrics. 2016. 138(1).

Sommer, M., Chandraratna, S., Cavill, S., Mahon, T., Phillips-Howard, P. (2016). Managing menstruation in the workplace: an overlooked issue in low- and middle-income countries. International Journal for Equity in Health, 15(1), 86.

Sommer, M., Ackatia-Armah, N., Connolly, S., & Smiles, D. (2015). A comparison of the menstruation and education experiences of girls in Tanzania, Ghana, Cambodia and Ethiopia. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 45(4), 589-609.

Sommer, M., Hirsh, J.S., Nathanson, C. & Parker, R. (2015). Comfortably, safely and without shame: Defining menstrual hygiene management as a public health issue. American Journal of Public Health, 105(7), 1302-1311. 

Sommer, M., Sutherland, C. & Chandra-Mouli, V. (2015). Putting menarche and girls into the global population health agenda. Reproductive Health, 12(24). 

Winkler, I and Roaf, V. Taking the Bloody Linen out of the Closet – Menstrual Hygiene as a Priority for Achieving Gender Equality, Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender 2015 (21/1), 1-37.

Houghton LC, Cooper G, Booth M, Chowdhury OA, Troisi R, Ziegler RG, Hoover RN, Katki HA, Bentley GR. Childhood environment influences adrenarche among Bangladeshi migrants to the UK. PLoS ONE. 2014. 9(10):e109200.

Sommer, M. (2013). Menarche: A missing indicator for population health in low-income countriesPublic Health Reports, 128(5), 399-401. 

Sommer, M. & Sahin, M. (2013). Overcoming the taboo: Advancing the global agenda for menstrual hygiene management for schoolgirls. American Journal of Public Health, 103(9): 1556-1559.

Bobel, C. & Kissling, E. (Guest Co-Editors) (2011). Special Issue of Women’s Studies an Interdisciplinary Journal “Menstruation & Representation” Volume 40, Issue 2.

Bobel, C. & Kwan, S. (Eds.) (2011). Embodied Resistance: Breaking the Rules, Challenging the Norms. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.

Bobel, C. (2010). New Blood: Third Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation. New Brunswick, NJ & London: Rutgers University Press.

Rouen P, Lukacs J, Reame NE. Adipokine concentrations in nonobese women: a study of reproductive aging, body mass index, and menstrual cycle effects. Biological Research for Nursing (special issue: Women’s Health, N Woods, editor)2010 July; 12 (1):54-61.

Reame N. Female troubles: an analysis of menstrual cycle research in the NINR portfolio as a model for science development in women’s health. Annual Review of Nursing Research. 2001;19:325-37.

Reame NE, Kelche RP, Beitins IZ, Yu MY, Zawacki CM, Padmanabhan V. Age effects of follicle-stimulating hormone and pulsatile luteinizing hormone secretion across the menstrual cycle of premenopausal women.J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1996 Apr;81(4):1512-8.

Reame NE, Marshall JC, Kelch RP. Pulsatile LH secretion in women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS): evidence for normal neuroregulation of the menstrual cycle. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 1992 May-Jul;17(2-3):205-13.

Rome ER, Wolhandler J, Reame N. The absorbency of tampons. JAMA. 1988 Feb 5;259(5):685-6.

Youngs DD, Reame N. Psychoendocrinology and the menstrual cycle. Adv Psychosom Med. 1985;12:25-34.

Reame, N. (1983). Menstrual health products, practices, and problems. Women and Health, 8(2), 37.