Our Scientific Research

Join us in discovery

Medical research is the study of how our bodies work and how diseases and conditions affect our health and well-being. Women's Health Research at Yale supports promising studies that propose new approaches to understanding sex and gender differences among women and men. And, we’re finding sex and gender differences that matter.

We're uncovering and understanding differences in cardiovascular disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases, depression, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, addiction, and more. WHRY leads the way in conducting and spurring research that continues to demonstrate how women and men have different risk factors for diseases, how responses to a given treatment can differ by sex and gender, and how prevention strategies need to be sex-and gender-specific.

We don’t know what we don’t study. What we do know is that together, we can improve the lives of both women and men.

Learn more about the science and research we support

2018 Jensen Photo

The 2018 – 2019 Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Awardee

Dr. Ryan Jensen is hoping to explain how well-known genetic mutations can lead to ovarian cancer.

Johnson in Lab

Innovative Research, Practical Results

We've supported over 90 Pilot Project studies that examine health areas like cancer, heart disease, and bone health.


Interdisciplinary Collaborations

When researchers from different fields of study come together, great things happen.

Iwasaki Portrait

Distinguished Investigators

Meet some of the scientists we are proud to have collaborated with and see how WHRY pilot funds helped spur pioneering careers.