Sharon Allen, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Sharon Allen

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-2446

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
516 Delaware St. SE
6-145 Phillips-Wangensteen Building
Minneapolis, MN 55455

MD, University of Rochester

University of Minnesota Hospital Otolaryngology Residency

University of Minnesota Hospital Family Practice Residency

Fellowship in research, University of Rochester

PhD, Pennsylvania State University


Sharon Allen, MD, PhD, co-directs the University of Minnesota Medical School Essentials of Clinical Medicine course. She has been active in women’s health and smoking cessation research for more than 20 years and is involved in a number of federally funded grants. Allen also sees patients at the University of Minnesota Physicians Women’s Health Specialists Clinic.


Women’s health, including smoking cessation, osteoporosis, and menopause


Research Funding Grants

2012-17, NIH/NIDA, PI, "Sex Differences and Progesterone: Association with Impulsivity and Smoking Cessation"

2015-17, NIH/NIDA, PI, “Sex Differences and Progesterone: Associations with Impulsivity and Marijuana Reduction in Co-Users of Marijuana and Nicotine Cigarettes”

2012-17, NIH, co-director, "Sex Differences and Progesterone: Effects on Impulsivity, Smoking, and Cocaine Abuse"

2012-17, NIH, PI, "Smoking, Sex Hormones, and Pregnancy"


This list shows five recent publications:

Allen S, Olson A, Menk J, Nixon J. Hypothesis-driven physical examination curriculum [published online ahead of print Dec 9, 2016]. Clin Teach.

Allen SS, Allen AM, Lunos S, Tosun N. Progesterone and postpartum smoking relapse: A pilot double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016;18(11):2145-53.

Wetherill RR, Franklin TR, Allen SS. Ovarian hormones, menstrual cycle phase, and smoking: A review with recommendations for future studies. Curr Addict Rep. 2016;3(1):1-8.

Allen AM, McRae-Clark AL, Carlson S, …Allen SS. Determining menstrual phase in human biobehavioral research: A review with recommendations. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2016;24(1):1-11.

Lawless MH, Harrison KA, Grandits GA, Eberly LE, Allen SS. Perceived stress and smoking-related behaviors and symptomatology in male and female smokers. Addict Behav. 2015;51:80-3.



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