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

Women’s Health Issues Releases Equity-Focused Resources for Authors

November 30, 2023

Women's Health Issues has released two new resources for authors as part of the journal's work to advance equity in academic publishing.

APHA Panel Discusses Pharmacists' Role in Contraceptive Care

November 20, 2023

Julia Strasser was one of three panelists at an American Public Health Association annual meeting panel on pharmacists and contraceptive care.

Which Primary Care Providers Offer Family Planning Services? Study Reports on Facility and Clinician Characteristics

November 10, 2023

The Editor's Choice study in the Nov/Dec Women's Health Issues examines provision of family planning services by primary care providers.