About Women's Health Research at Yale

Changing the landscape of medical research and practice

Women’s Health Research at Yale works to improve the lives of everyone. We do this by ensuring that research studies include women and examine health differences between and among women and men.

Closing the knowledge gap

It wasn’t until 1993 that the United States passed a law requiring the inclusion of women in clinical studies supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest single funder of biomedical research. It wasn’t until 2016 that the NIH required the inclusion of female tissues and cells in laboratory studies.

This historical lack of women as subjects in medical research created a gap in knowledge. We pioneer the effort to narrow this gap through our key initiatives.

We work with Yale faculty to launch promising studies and generate data to propel larger investigations. We build partnerships that bridge disciplines to answer complex questions. By partnering with community and medical professionals, we share accurate information and empower people to make informed decisions about their health. We assert a national voice to inform public policy. And, by training the next generation of researchers to study the influence of sex and gender, we are shaping the future of scientific research.

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