Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the UCLA Pelvic Pain Clinical and Research program. Dr. Rapkin received her medical degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomed Sciences and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA. Dr. Rapkin has authored over a 120 articles, chapters, and books and received numerous grants to study chronic pelvic and vulvar pain, as well as hormonally associated mood disorders. She initiated one of the first multidisciplinary pelvic pain programs offering comprehensive and innovative care and access to current research studies for women suffering from complex disorders. Current NIH funding has allowed Dr. Rapkin to study structure and function of the brain, vaginal microbiome, genetics and inflammatory profiles in women with vulvodynia.