DR. TRACEY WOODRUFF
Professor and Director, UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment
Founder, Strong Yoga®4Women
Brenda Strong is a two time Emmy Nominated Actress and two time SAG AWARD winner. She is currently on Dallas as Ann Ewing. She also has a successful line of Yoga Products for Women’s Health called Strong Yoga.
In early 2000, Brenda Strong was a sought-after yoga teacher and successful actress when she experienced fertility difficulties. She was struck by the hushed nature of this profoundly delicate subject that touches every single man and woman around the world. She was called to take action, developing the Strong Yoga®4Series to support and educate women and couples who dealt with fertility issues.
After becoming well known in her role as Mary Alice Young on the TV show Desperate Housewives in 2003, Brenda became the national spokes person for the American Fertility Association.
Over the last ten years Brenda Strong has quickly become a leader in the pursuit of bringing this topic into mainstream media. She is interviewed regularly for local and national news and media outlets. As a celebrity, she is humbled by the responsibility and cherishes the opportunity to represent a cause near and dear to her heart. She seeks to be an example of strength, living up to her name.
Dr. Tracey Woodruff
Tracey Woodruff is Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco and the Director of the Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment. She has done extensive research and policy development on environmental health issues, with a particular emphasis on early-life development. Her research include evaluating prenatal exposures to environmental chemicals and related adverse pregnancy outcomes, and characterizing developmental risks.
She has authored numerous scientific publications and book chapters, and has been quoted widely in the press, including USAToday, the San Francisco Chronicle, and WebMD. She was previously at the US EPA, where she was a senior scientist and policy advisor in the Office of Policy, and author of numerous government documents. She is an Associate Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives. She was appointed by the governor of California in 2012 to the Science Advisory Board of the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant (DART) Identification Committee.