Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP is an expert in engineering solutions to injustice with the patients and communities she serves. A tenured associate professor and practicing gynecologist at the University of Chicago, she shines light on the “unvisible” – especially the problems related to human sexuality, poverty and aging that we don’t see because of our biases. Stacy’s innovations include the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project, the nation’s first comprehensive study of sexuality among middle age and older adults in the U.S., the Program in Integrative Sexual Medicine for Women and Girls with Cancer, and Feed1st, a hunger mitigation intervention for families with hospitalized children. In 2014, Stacy founded NowPow, LLC, a social enterprise IT company, and MAPSCorps, 501c3, a community asset mapping organization designed to cultivate scientific minds, healthy people and invested citizens from the assets of our communities. Catalyzed by a 2012-2015 Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, these organizations close the information gap about vital community resources while creating meaningful jobs, especially for youth. A pioneer in the field of gerosexuality, Stacy was founding chair of the international Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer.
Lindau earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and secondary education at the University of Michigan and her medical degree at Brown University. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Northwestern University, and earned her master’s degree in public policy as an Irving B. Harris Fellow at the University of Chicago. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and she served on the program’s National Advisory Committee. Before her career in medicine, Stacy learned the power and art of inquiry at Wall Street Journal Television, a division of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. She was recently awarded an Aspen Health Innovators Fellowship and is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.