Who We Are


The Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health is based at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University and publishes the peer-reviewed journal Women's Health Issues. Our mission is to identify and study aspects of healthcare and public health, including legal and policy issues, that affect women’s health at different life stages; to foster awareness of and facilitate dialogue around issues that affect women’s health; and to promote interdisciplinary research, coordination, and information dissemination.


Women's Health Issues


We publish high-quality peer-reviewed research on topics that affect women's health across the lifespan.

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Commentaries call for improvements in policy, research, and practice to improve women's health.

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Our supplements collect recent research on important women's health topics. 

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Scientific Integrity Work


We work to educate lawmakers about legislation that can help ensure the federal government produces and uses scientific evidence appropriately. 

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We collaborate with other organizations to promote science-based policymaking across the federal government.

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We comment on proposed actions by federal agencies that have implications for scientific integrity and women's health.

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Recent Articles

Florida's Impending Abortion Ban to Leave Care Vacuum in South

April 4, 2024

Amita Vyas spoke with Bloomberg on the impact of Florida's 6-week abortion ban.

Supreme Court likely to preserve access to abortion drug Mifepristone

March 27, 2024

Julia Strasser spoke with FOX5 DC about the issues raised by Supreme Court justices in the medication abortion case.

Early Inadequate Childcare is Associated with Later Poor Maternal Health, Study Finds

March 26, 2024

The Editor's Choice study in the March/April Women's Health Issues addresses the relationship between childcare precarity and maternal mental health.