Carolyn Crandall, M.D.


Work Titles
CTSI Member, CTSI
UCLA Professor, Medicine Health Sciences Clinical Professor, General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research Member, JCCC Patients and Survivors Program Area
Education:
Degrees:
M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, 1991
Internship:
1991 - 1992 UCLA School of Medicine
Residency:
1992 - 1994 UCLA School of Medicine
Certifications:
Certifications:
1994 American Board of Internal Medicine

Contact Information:

Work Email Address:

ccrandall@mednet.ucla.edu


Website:

Web-Profile

Work Phone Number:

(310) 794-9830

310-794-2985

Mailing Address:

200 Medical Plaza, Suite 420
200 Medical Plaza, Suite 420
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Main Office
911 Broxton Avenue
1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Detailed Biography:

Carolyn Crandall is an internal medicine physician who has served on the UCLA School of Medicine faculty since 1994. She completed her undergraduate studies at Pomona College in California and her M.D. degree at UCLA. She obtained both her internal medicine training and a earned her Master of Science in Clinical Research degree at UCLA. Her clinical and research interests are the intersection between menopause, osteoporosis, and breast cancer. She is actively involved in graduate and medical education. She lectures frequently to physicians and other health care providers regarding menopause and osteoporosis.

Publications:

A selected list of publications:

Ishii Shinya, Cauley Jane A, Greendale Gail A, Crandall Carolyn J, Danielson Michelle E, Ouchi Yasuyoshi, Karlamangla Arun S   C-reactive protein, bone strength, and 9-year fracture risk: Data from the study of women's health across the nation (SWAN) Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2013; 98(4): .
Crandall Carolyn J   Oh, bother! Disentangling hot flash severity and frequency Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 2013; 98(4): .
Crandall Carolyn J, Tseng Chi-Hong, Karlamangla Arun S, Finkelstein Joel S, Randolph John F, Thurston Rebecca C, Huang Mei-Hua, Zheng Huiyong, Greendale Gail A   Serum sex steroid levels and longitudinal changes in bone density in relation to the final menstrual period The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 2013; 98(4): E654-63.
Cauley Jane A, Danielson Michelle E, Greendale Gail A, Finkelstein Joel S, Chang Yue-Fang, Lo Joan C, Crandall Carolyn J, Neer Robert M, Ruppert Kristine, Meyn Leslie, Prairie Beth A, Sowers MaryFran R   Bone resorption and fracture across the menopausal transition: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 2012; 19(11): 1200-7.
Crandall Carolyn J, Aragaki Aaron K, Cauley Jane A, McTiernan Anne, Manson Joann E, Anderson Garnet L, Wactawski-Wende Jean, Chlebowski Rowan T   Breast tenderness after initiation of conjugated equine estrogens and mammographic density change Breast cancer research and treatment, 2012; 131(3): 969-79.
Crandall Carolyn J, Aragaki Aaron K, Cauley Jane A, McTiernan Anne, Manson Joann E, Anderson Garnet, Chlebowski Rowan T   Breast tenderness and breast cancer risk in the estrogen plus progestin and estrogen-alone women's health initiative clinical trials Breast cancer research and treatment, 2012; 132(1): 275-85.
Ishii Shinya, Cauley Jane A, Crandall Carolyn J, Srikanthan Preethi, Greendale Gail A, Huang Mei-Hua, Danielson Michelle E, Karlamangla Arun S   Diabetes and femoral neck strength: findings from the Hip Strength Across the Menopausal Transition Study The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 2012; 97(1): 190-7.
Ishii Shinya, Greendale Gail A, Cauley Jane A, Crandall Carolyn J, Huang Mei-Hua, Danielson Michelle E, Karlamangla Arun S   Fracture risk assessment without race/ethnicity information The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 2012; 97(10): 3593-602.
Gruenewald Tara L, Karlamangla Arun S, Hu Perry, Stein-Merkin Sharon, Crandall Carolyn, Koretz Brandon, Seeman Teresa E   History of socioeconomic disadvantage and allostatic load in later life Social science & medicine (1982), 2012; 74(1): 75-83.
Lee Eunjung, Ingles Sue A, Van Den Berg David, Wang Wei, Lavallee Chris, Huang Mei-Hua, Crandall Carolyn J, Stanczyk Frank Z, Greendale Gail A, Ursin Giske   Progestogen levels, progesterone receptor gene polymorphisms, and mammographic density changes: results from the Postmenopausal Estrogen/Progestin Interventions Mammographic Density Study Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 2012; 19(3): 302-10.
Crandall Carolyn J, Merkin Sharon Stein, Seeman Teresa E, Greendale Gail A, Binkley Neil, Karlamangla Arun S   Socioeconomic status over the life-course and adult bone mineral density: The Midlife in the U.S. Study Bone, 2012; 51(1): 107-113.
Thurston Rebecca C, El Khoudary Samar R, Sutton-Tyrrell Kim, Crandall Carolyn J, Sternfeld Barbara, Joffe Hadine, Gold Ellen B, Selzer Faith, Matthews Karen A   Vasomotor symptoms and insulin resistance in the study of women's health across the nation The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 2012; 97(10): 3487-94.
Thurston Rebecca C, El Khoudary Samar R, Sutton-Tyrrell Kim, Crandall Carolyn J, Gold Ellen B, Sternfeld Barbara, Joffe Hadine, Selzer Faith, Matthews Karen A   Vasomotor symptoms and lipid profiles in women transitioning through menopause Obstetrics and gynecology, 2012; 119(4): 753-61.
Crandall Carolyn J, Cauley Jane A   ACP Journal Club. Calcium plus vitamin D was associated with increased cardiovascular risk in women not taking personal calcium supplements Annals of internal medicine, 2011; 155(4): JC2-3.
Thurston Rebecca C, El Khoudary Samar R, Sutton-Tyrrell Kim, Crandall Carolyn J, Gold Ellen, Sternfeld Barbara, Selzer Faith, Matthews Karen A   Are vasomotor symptoms associated with alterations in hemostatic and inflammatory markers? Findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 2011; 18(10): 1044-51.
Crandall Carolyn J, Tseng Chi-Hong, Crawford Sybil L, Thurston Rebecca C, Gold Ellen B, Johnston Janet M, Greendale Gail A   Association of menopausal vasomotor symptoms with increased bone turnover during the menopausal transition Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2011; 26(4): 840-9.
Greendale Gail A, Sowers Maryfran, Han Weijuan, Huang Mei-Hua, Finkelstein Joel S, Crandall Carolyn J, Lee Jennifer S, Karlamangla Arun S   Bone mineral density loss in relation to the final menstrual period in a multi-ethic cohort: Results from the study of women's health across the nation (SWAN) Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 2011; 74(1): .
Randolph John F, Zheng Huiyong, Sowers MaryFran R, Crandall Carolyn, Crawford Sybil, Gold Ellen B, Vuga Marike   Change in follicle-stimulating hormone and estradiol across the menopausal transition: effect of age at the final menstrual period The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 2011; 96(3): 746-54.
Lasley Bill L, Crawford Sybil L, Laughlin Gail A, Santoro Nanette, McConnell Daniel S, Crandall Carolyn, Greendale Gail A, Polotsky Alex J, Vuga Marike   Circulating dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate levels in women who underwent bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy during the menopausal transition Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 2011; 18(5): 494-8.
Sowers Maryfran R, Randolph John F, Zheng Huiyong, Jannausch Mary, McConnell Daniel, Kardia Sharon R, Crandall Carolyn J, Nan Bin   Genetic polymorphisms and obesity influence estradiol decline during the menopause Clinical endocrinology, 2011; 74(5): 618-23.
Pregler Janet P, Crandall Carolyn J   Update in Women's Health: Evidence Published in 2010 Annals of internal medicine, 2011; 18(5): .
Pregler Janet P, Crandall Carolyn J   Update in women's health: evidence published in 2010 Annals of internal medicine, 2011; 155(1): 52-7.
Butler Lesley M, Gold Ellen B, Conroy Shannon M, Crandall Carolyn J, Greendale Gail A, Oestreicher Nina, Quesenberry Charles P, Habel Laurel A   Active, but not passive cigarette smoking was inversely associated with mammographic density Cancer causes & control : CCC, 2010; 21(2): 301-11.
Crandall Carolyn J, Markovic Daniela, Huang Mei-Hua, Greendale Gail A   Predictors of breast discomfort among women initiating menopausal hormone therapy Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 2010; 17(3): 462-70.
Cheng Eric M, Crandall Carolyn J, Bever Christopher T, Giesser Barbara, Haselkorn Jodie K, Hays Ron D, Shekelle Paul, Vickrey Barbara G   Quality indicators for multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England), 2010; 16(8): 970-80.
Crandall Carolyn J   Therapeutics. Lasofoxifene reduced vertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis Annals of internal medicine, 2010; 153(2): JC1-11.
Thurston Rebecca C, Sowers MaryFran R, Sternfeld Barbara, Gold Ellen B, Bromberger Joyce, Chang Yuefang, Joffe Hadine, Crandall Carolyn J, Waetjen L Elaine, Matthews Karen A   Gains in body fat and vasomotor symptom reporting over the menopausal transition: the study of women's health across the nation American journal of epidemiology, 2009; 170(6): 766-74.
Crandall Carolyn J, Aragaki Aaron K, Chlebowski Rowan T, McTiernan Anne, Anderson Garnet, Hendrix Susan L, Cochrane Barbara B, Kuller Lewis H, Cauley Jane A   New-onset breast tenderness after initiation of estrogen plus progestin therapy and breast cancer risk Archives of internal medicine, 2009; 169(18): 1684-91.
Crandall Carolyn J, Zheng Yan, Crawford Sybil L, Thurston Rebecca C, Gold Ellen B, Johnston Janet M, Greendale Gail A   Presence of vasomotor symptoms is associated with lower bone mineral density: a longitudinal analysis Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 2009; 16(2): 239-46.
Crandall Carolyn J   Review: vasomotor symptoms peak at 1 year after final menstrual period and may persist for many years Evidence-based medicine, 2009; 14(1): 22.
Crandall Carolyn J, Sehl Mary E, Crawford Sybil L, Gold Ellen B, Habel Laurel A, Butler Lesley M, Sowers Maryfran R, Greendale Gail A, Sinsheimer Janet S   Sex steroid metabolism polymorphisms and mammographic density in pre- and early perimenopausal women Breast cancer research : BCR, 2009; 11(4): R51.
Crandall Carolyn J   The NAMS competency exam RN, 2009; 72(4): 15-7.
Thurston Rebecca C, Bromberger Joyce T, Joffe Hadine, Avis Nancy E, Hess Rachel, Crandall Carolyn J, Chang Yuefang, Green Robin, Matthews Karen A   Beyond frequency: who is most bothered by vasomotor symptoms? Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 2008; 15(5): 841-7.
Tomey Kristin M, Sowers Maryfran R, Crandall Carolyn, Johnston Janet, Jannausch Mary, Yosef Matheos   Dietary intake related to prevalent functional limitations in midlife women American journal of epidemiology, 2008; 167(8): 935-43.
Crandall Carolyn J   Gene testing to predict tamoxifen-induced hot flashes: new biological insights Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2008; 26(36): 5841-2.
Crandall Carolyn J, Guan Min, Laughlin Gail A, Ursin Giske A, Stanczyk Frank Z, Ingles Sue A, Barrett-Connor Elizabeth, Greendale Gail A   Increases in serum estrone sulfate level are associated with increased mammographic density during menopausal hormone therapy Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 2008; 17(7): 1674-81.
Butler Lesley M, Gold Ellen B, Greendale Gail A, Crandall Carolyn J, Modugno Francesmary, Oestreicher Nina, Quesenberry Charles P, Habel Laurel A   Menstrual and reproductive factors in relation to mammographic density: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Breast cancer research and treatment, 2008; 112(1): 165-74.
Oestreicher Nina, Capra Angela, Bromberger Joyce, Butler Lesley M, Crandall Carolyn J, Gold Ellen B, Greendale Gail A, Modugno Francesmary, Sternfeld Barbara, Habel Laurel A   Physical activity and mammographic density in a cohort of midlife women Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 2008; 40(3): 451-6.
Crandall Carolyn J   Review: vasomotor symptoms peak at 1 year after final menstrual period and may persist for many years ACP journal club, 2008; 149(6): 15.
Habel Laurel A, Capra Angela M, Oestreicher Nina, Greendale Gail A, Cauley Jane A, Bromberger Joyce, Crandall Carolyn J, Gold Ellen B, Modugno Francesmary, Salane Martine, Quesenberry Charles, Sternfeld Barbara   Mammographic density in a multiethnic cohort Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 2007; 14(5): 891-9.
Kado Deborah M, Prenovost Katherine, Crandall Carolyn   Narrative review: hyperkyphosis in older persons Annals of internal medicine, 2007; 147(5): 330-8.
Fung Constance H, Spencer Benjamin, Eslami Michelle, Crandall Carolyn   Quality indicators for the screening and care of urinary incontinence in vulnerable elders Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2007; 55 Suppl 2(3): S443-9.
Greendale Gail A, Huang Mei-Hua, Ursin Giske, Ingles Sue, Stanczyk Frank, Crandall Carolyn, Laughlin Gail A, Barrett-Connor Elizabeth, Karlamangla Arun   Serum prolactin levels are positively associated with mammographic density in postmenopausal women Breast cancer research and treatment, 2007; 105(3): 337-46.
Crandall Carolyn J, Zheng Yan, Karlamangla Arun, Sternfeld Barbara, Habel Laurel A, Oestreicher Nina, Johnston Janet, Cauley Jane A, Greendale Gail A   The association between mammographic breast density and bone mineral density in the study of women's health across the nation Annals of epidemiology, 2007; 17(8): 575-83.
Crandall Carolyn J, Karlamangla Arun, Huang Mei-Hua, Ursin Giske, Guan Min, Greendale Gail A   Association of new-onset breast discomfort with an increase in mammographic density during hormone therapy Archives of internal medicine, 2006; 166(15): 1578-84.
Crandall Carolyn, Palla Shana, Reboussin Beth A, Ursin Giske, Greendale Gail   Is there a positive association between mammographic density and bone mineral density? Authors' response Breast cancer research : BCR, 2006; 8(2): 404.
Reuben David B, Palla Shana L, Hu Peifeng, Reboussin Beth A, Crandall Carolyn, Herrington David M, Barrett-Connor Elizabeth, Greendale Gail A   Progestins affect mechanism of estrogen-induced C-reactive protein stimulation The American journal of medicine, 2006; 119(2): 167.e1-8.
Crandall Carolyn   Review: Long term use of hormone therapy by postmenopausal women does not prevent chronic diseases Evidence-based medicine, 2006; 11(1): 22.
Crandall Carolyn J, Crawford Sybil L, Gold Ellen B   Vasomotor symptom prevalence is associated with polymorphisms in sex steroid-metabolizing enzymes and receptors The American journal of medicine, 2006; 119(9 Suppl 1): S52-60.
Crandall Carolyn, Palla Shana, Reboussin Beth A, Ursin Giske, Greendale Gail A   Positive association between mammographic breast density and bone mineral density in the Postmenopausal Estrogen/Progestin Interventions Study Breast cancer research : BCR, 2005; 7(6): R922-8.
Greendale Gail A, Palla Shana L, Ursin Giske, Laughlin Gail A, Crandall Carolyn, Pike Malcolm C, Reboussin Beth A   The association of endogenous sex steroids and sex steroid binding proteins with mammographic density: results from the Postmenopausal Estrogen/Progestin Interventions Mammographic Density Study American journal of epidemiology, 2005; 162(9): 826-34.
Crandall Carolyn, Pregler Janet P   Update in Women's Health Annals of internal medicine, 2005; 143(11): 823-9.
Crandall Carolyn, Petersen Laura, Ganz Patricia A, Greendale Gail A   Association of breast cancer and its therapy with menopause-related symptoms Menopause (New York, N.Y.), 2004; 11(5): 519-30.
Crandall Carolyn   Estrogen plus progestin did not reduce the risk for coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women ACP journal club, 2004; 140(2): 46.
Crandall Carolyn   Vitamin A intake and osteoporosis: a clinical review Journal of women's health (2002), 2004; 13(8): 939-53.
Crandall Carolyn   Laboratory workup for osteoporosis. Which tests are most cost-effective? Postgraduate medicine, 2003; 114(3): 35-8, 41-4.
Crandall Carolyn   Low-dose estrogen therapy for menopausal women: a review of efficacy and safety Journal of women's health (2002), 2003; 12(8): 723-47.
Crandall Carolyn   Combination treatment of osteoporosis: a clinical review Journal of women's health & gender-based medicine, 2002; 11(3): 211-24.
Crandall Carolyn   Parathyroid hormone for treatment of osteoporosis Archives of internal medicine, 2002; 162(20): 2297-309.
Crandall Carolyn   Vaginal estrogen preparations: a review of safety and efficacy for vaginal atrophy Journal of women's health (2002), 2002; 11(10): 857-77.

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