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Meet Our Advisory Council

The Advisory Council for Women’s Health Research at Yale includes community leaders from across the country with a commitment to advancing women’s health research. Council members share professional and personal advice. They raise awareness about the importance of our center. And they lead efforts to ensure that Women’s Health Research at Yale thrives long into the future.

The Advisory Council for Women's Health Research at Yale

Laurie M. Benjamin, Carmel Valley, CA
Elisa Spungen Bildner, Montclair, NJ
Anne M. Boucher, Woodbridge, CT
Patricia F. Brett, New Haven, CT
Linda J. Calarco, Woodbridge, CT
Kim A. Healey, Fairfield, CT
Sharon Wolfsohn Karp, New Canaan, CT
Susanna E. Krentz, Chair, Chicago, IL
Ruth L. Lansner, New York, NY
Haleigh Larson, New Haven, CT
Kevin McCann, Hartford, CT
Cynthia H. McCraven, Wallingford, CT
Ellen Gibson McGinnis, Ruxton, MD
Wendy Underwood Naratil, Warren, NJ
Eve Hart Rice, Bedford, NY
Barbara Masters Riley, Guilford, CT
Carol F. Ross, New Haven, CT
Diane Young Turner, Hamden, CT

Special Advisors

Kitty Northrop Friedman
Kimberly Goff-Crews, Secretary and Vice President for Student Life, Yale University
Ramona E. Gregg
Linda Koch Lorimer, Former Vice President, Yale University

Honorary Members

U.S. Representative Rosa L. DeLauro
Joanne Woodward
Nancy Wyman

Community Partners and Affiliates

Stronger together
Photo by Michael Marsland
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We build relationships with other organizations in our local community and on a national level. These partnerships are directed at identifying critical community health needs, sharing the results of scientific research, and improving the health of all persons.

These organizations are among our valued community partners and Yale affiliates.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (CFGNH)

The CFGNH is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the United States. Its mission is to support and collaborate with people and organizations in the Greater New Haven area to build a more inclusive, equitable, and charitable community. The CFGNH addresses community priorities while inspiring a more connected populous throughout the region.

Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM)

SWIM works to address issues related to gender equality at the Yale School of Medicine. The committee is dedicated to creating a supportive climate for women faculty members, recruiting and retaining women in science and medicine, increasing leadership roles, and fighting for compensation equity. In addition, SWIM works with the Dean on ongoing initiatives critical to ensuring gender equity at the School of Medicine.

The Office for Health Equity Research (OHER)

OHER coordinates and expands health equity research efforts across Yale. The office envisions health equity research as a portfolio of activities across the translational research spectrum that moves beyond documenting group disparities in health outcomes and healthcare delivery to generating sustainable solutions through the application of novel approaches.

Office for Women in Medicine and Science

The Office for Women in Medicine and Science seeks to promote academic and professional growth for women through access to mentors, advisors, and professional development opportunities. It offers resources to support working women while facilitating discussions on issues of interest to women in the Yale Medical School community.