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, until recent decades, women were underrepresented in clinical research. Our interdisciplinary research center was founded in 1998 to begin closing the knowledge gap created by this historical non-inclusion of women. Our research has focused on the full gamut of health concerns specific to or more prevalent in women, and the many areas in which there are gender differences. Our investigators conduct laboratory research and clinical studies with volunteers. All our efforts are aimed at providing practical benefits to improve the health of women. Through these strategic initiatives, our 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.
- Trains the next generation of women’s health researchers
- Informs the community about our scientific findings and shares useful health information on the latest women's health research.
In one of our newest communications efforts, WHRY is collaborating with cardiovascular specialists of the Ohio Health Healthcare System to produce a new feature on our website called Heart Health Q & A. We provide relevant answers to timely questions drawn from the latest cardiovascular research news – answers on topics including your heart and medications, diet, exercise and hormones.
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