Lisa M. Pastore holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Fairfield University, CT, a Master of Science in Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), and a PhD degree in Epidemiology from UNC-CH. Her postdoctoral fellowship (at UNC) was funded by the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Pastore was an Assistant Professor of Research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine from 2003-2008, and an Assistant Professor at that same institution from 2008-2014. She held a joint appointment in the OB/GYN and Public Health Sciences Departments.
Since 2014, Dr. Pastore has been an Associate Professor at Stony Brook University in New York, in their OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences Department.
Prior to graduate school, she worked at Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance Company in increasingly responsible positions over 11 years. Primarily her work involved Financial Planning and Actuarial analyses.
Dr. Pastore has been the recipient of four grants from the National Institutes of Health. These awards have funded the Acupuncture for PCOS Randomized Clinical Trial, the FRAX Study (Fragile X Premutations Among Women With Diminished Ovarian Reserve), FRAX Interview Study (Fragile X Premutation test: Qualitative Study of Infertile Carriers/Partners), and the FRAXELLE Study (FMR1 CGG Repeats in Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Women vs. 2 Comparison Groups).
Dr. Pastore is studying patient decision-making regarding genetics and reproduction. Specifically, she is investigating
- decision-making surrounding preimplantation genetic testing (PGTstudy.org),
- prenatal genetic testing (through the Stony Brook obstetrics clinics), and
- broader reproductive concerns and decisions for people at risk to pass on a childhood genetic disorder (ReproDecMaking.org).
She also continues to investigate genetic connections in female patients of fertility clinics, including FMR1 and other genes.
Updated December 2019