Founded in 1990, the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health works to improve women’s health through research, dialogue, teaching, and information dissemination. 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;
- Foster awareness of and facilitate dialogue around issues that affect women’s health; and
- Promote interdisciplinary research, coordination, and information dissemination on women’s health issues.
The Jacobs Institute focuses primarily on the health of U.S. women, while also collaborating with colleagues who work internationally.
The Jacobs Institute promotes environments where an interdisciplinary audience – including healthcare professionals, researchers, policymakers, and advocates – comes together to discuss ways to advance women’s health.
Susan F. Wood, PhD is the Executive Director of the Jacobs Institute. Liz Borkowski, MPH is the Managing Director.