In her role as president of Wellesley since 2016, she is also professor of Women's Health Studies. Previously, she founded and served as executive director of the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology and chief of the Division of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. A cardiologist, she was the Grayce A. Young Family Professor of Medicine in Women's Health at Harvard Medical School and professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.