Women’s Health Research at Yale initiates and supports health research focusing on women’s health and on gender differences in health and disease. As a self-supporting center, we raise our own funds to support our research and center operations. We are dedicated to improving the health and healthcare of all individuals through scientific knowledge translated into medical and personal practice.
Advancing Health Equity for Women
Sex and gender are among the most important variables in understanding health. Yet the National Institutes of Health, the largest source of biomedical research funding, did not require scientists to consider including women as participants in clinical research until the mid-1990s. When women were included as subjects in research studies, outcomes were not analyzed by gender.
Our center was founded in 1998 to address these disparities and begin to close the knowledge gap created by the historical non-inclusion of women in clinical research. All our efforts are aimed at providing practical benefits to improve the health of women. Our interdisciplinary center:
- Funds pilot studies to generate previously unavailable feasibility data, enabling our researchers to obtain larger external grants and continue their work.
- Develops our own research projects, continually pursuing grants and conducting studies.
- Informs the community about our scientific findings.
- Trains the next generation of women’s health researchers.
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