Janet P. Pregler, M.D. is a nationally recognized educator and advocate in women's health. She completed medical school at Northwestern University and residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at George Washington University. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine.
A faculty member of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA since 1992, Dr. Pregler was named Director of the Iris Cantor- UCLA Women's Health in 1997. She is also Director of the UCLA National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, established by a contract awarded in 1997 by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. The Iris Cantor- UCLA Women's Health Center is one of only nine academic women's health programs in the country to complete this program and be designated an "Ambassador for Change," charged with disseminating models to address inequities in the care of women.
Dr. Pregler, Co-editor of the textbook Women's Health: Principles and Clinical Practice, has collaborated educational programs on women's health for the American College of Physicians; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; and the Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health.
At UCLA, Dr. Pregler has worked to advance women's health in the community. She collaborated with faculty and trainees to establish an adult women's health clinic at the Westside Women's Health Center, for which she received its "Outstanding Service to the Community Award" in 1999. Also in 1999, she was names to the Women's Health Policy Council, Los Angeles Department of Health Services, which advises the Los Angeles County Office of Women's Health on priorities and programs, with a particular focus on prevention and public-private partnerships. Under her leadership the Iris Cantor- UCLA Women's Health Center has developed nationally recognized community education programs in the areas of osteoporosis, diabetes, and intimate-partner violence prevention.
Dr. Pregler has received numerous honors for her work, including the Award for Excellence in Medical Education from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; a Commendation by the County of Los Angeles for efforts on the Women's Health Policy Council, Los Angeles Department of Health Services; a Certificate of Recognition for contributions to the Los Angeles County Office of Women's Health Assembly; a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for work as a member of the Women's Health Policy Council, Los Angeles County Office of Women's Health by Hilda L. Solis, Member of Congress, a Certificate of Appreciation for leadership in the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health Program, Office on Women's Health, Department of Health and Human Services; and a Certificate of Recognition for work in area of women's health from State of California Senate.