Affiliated Faculty

The Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health is housed in the Milken Institute School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Our affiliated faculty work across multiple departments in the School of Public Health, the Medical Faculty Associates, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Nursing, the Global Women’s Institute, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, and the Law School. 


Sarah Baird

Professor, Global Health and Economics

Jameta Barlow

Assistant Professor of Writing

Michael Belmonte

Clinical Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jeffrey Bingenheimer

Associate Professor

Candice Chen

Associate Professor

Cynthia Deitch

Associate Professor

Jehan El-Bayoumi


Mary Ellsberg

Professor and Founding Director

Mary A. Foulkes

Research Professor

Vanessa Gamble

University Professor

Mimi Ghosh

Associate Professor

Shirley Graham

Director, Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs (GEIA)

Rachelle S. Heller

Research Professor and Director

Sandy Hoar

Assistant Clinical Professor

Katie Horton

Research Professor

Sara Imershein

Clinical Professor

Feygele Jacobs

Director, Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health; Professor, Health Policy & Management

Jeanne A. Jordan


Jennifer Keller

Associate Professor

Leighton Ku


Jordan Kuiper

Assistant Professor

Huynh-Nhu Le


Anne Markus

Professor and Chair

Leah Masselink

Assistant Professor

Sara Matthiesen

Assistant Professor

Karen McDonnell

Associate Professor

Daniel Moshenberg

Associate Professor

Jeanne Murphy

Assistant Professor

Nitasha Nagaraj

Assistant Teaching Professor

Chavon M. Onumah

Director, Primary Care Clerkship; Associate Professor of Medicine

Whitney Pinger

Founder and Past Director, GW Midwifery

Patricia (Polly) Pittman

Professor and Institute Director

Maria Portela

Assistant Professor

Marsha Regenstein


Sara Rosenbaum

Professor Emerita of Health Law and Policy

Monica Ruiz

Associate Professor

Naomi Seiler

Associate Research Professor

Hina Shaikh

Research Director

Peter Shin

Associate Professor

Julia Strasser

Assistant Research Professor, Director of Jacobs Institute

Sonia M. Suter

Research Professor

James Tielsch

Professor and Chair

Anushree Vichare

Assistant Professor

Amita Vyas

Associate Professor

Maranda Ward

Assistant Professor

Susan Wood

Research Professor Emerita

Y. Tony Yang

Professor and Policy Researcher