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.
The latest Editor's Choice study examines whether maternal mortality risks mount when birthing people have multiple characteristics associated with higher risk.
Julia Strasser, DrPH, MPH, has been appointed the new director of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health.
Karen A. McDonnell, PhD, has been appointed the new editor-in-chief of Women’s Health Issues.