Gibbs Leadership Prize

The Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize is awarded annually to recognize excellence in research on women’s health care or policy. Priority is given to manuscripts that report the results of original research and that improve understanding of an important women’s health issue. Members of the staff and Editorial Board of Women’s Health Issues are not eligible. The prize includes a $1,000 award. All winning articles are available to read for free on the journal website.

The Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize was established to honor the founding President of the Board of Governors of the Jacobs Institute of Women Health. Charles E. Gibbs, MD (1923–2000) was a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and past chair of ACOG’s Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women, the Task Force on the Voluntary Review of Quality of Care, the Health Care Commission, and the Task Force on Maternal Health Policy. Dr. Gibbs served on the Jacobs Institute of Women Health Board of Governors from 1990–1999 and was instrumental in shaping the Institute’s mission and structure.

Previous winners of the Gibbs Prize include:


Sarah C.M. Roberts (2019)

State Policies Targeting Alcohol Use during Pregnancy and Alcohol Use among Pregnant Women 1985–2016: Evidence from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System ›

Emily M. Johnston (2018)

Impacts of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion on Women of Reproductive Age: Differences by Parental Status and State Policies ›

Soumitra S. Bhuyan (2017)

Does Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence among Cardiovascular Disease Patients Vary by Gender? Evidence from a Nationally Representative Sample ›

Maeve Ellen Wallace (2017)

The Status of Women's Reproductive Rights and Adverse Birth Outcomes ›

Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers (2016)

Receipt of Prescription Opioids in a National Sample of Pregnant Veterans Receiving Veterans Health Administration Care ›

Miao Jiang, PhD (2015)

Screening Mammography Rates in the Medicare Population before and after the 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guideline Change: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis ›

Hailee K. Dunn, MPH (2014)

Association between Sexual Behaviors, Bullying Victimization and Suicidal Ideation in a National Sample of High School Students: Implications of a Sexual Double Standard ›

Cynthia A. LeardMann, MPH (2013)

Combat Deployment Is Associated with Sexual Harassment or Sexual Assault in a Large, Female Military Cohort ›

Nathan L. Hale, PhD (2012)

Postpartum Screening for Diabetes among Medicaid-Eligible South Carolina Women with Gestational Diabetes ›

Jacqueline L. Angel, PhD (2011)

A Window of Vulnerability: Health Insurance Coverage Among Women 55 to 64 Years of Age ›

Diana Greene Foster, PhD (2010)

Should Providers Give Women Advance Provision of Emergency Contraceptive Pills? A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis ›

Paula Lantz, PhD (2009)

An Evaluation of A Medicaid Expansion for Cancer Care: The Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000 ›

Sherry Glied, PhD (2008)

Women’s Health Insurance Coverage 1980–2005 ›

Richard C. Lindrooth, PhD (2007)

The Effect of Medicaid Family Planning Expansions on Unplanned Births ›

Joan S. Tucker, PhD (2006)

Cigarette smoking from adolescence to young adulthood: Women’s developmental trajectories and associates outcomes ›

JiWon R. Lee, MS, RD, MPH (2005)

The association between educational level and risk of cardiovascular disease fatality among women with cardiovascular disease ›

Dawn M. Upchurch, PhD (2004)

Associations between forced sex, sexual and protective practices, and sexually transmitted diseases among a national sample of adolescent girls ›

Sherry L. Grace, PhD (2003)

Presentation, delay, and contraindication to thrombolytic treatment in females and males with myocardial infarction ›

Sarah Hudson Scholle, DrPH (2002)

Trends in women’s health services by type of physician seen: data from the 1985 and 1997–98 NAMCS ›

Sandra K. Pope, PhD (2001)

Functional limitations in women at midlife: the role of health conditions, behavioral and environmental factors ›

Ilene Hyman, PhD (2000)

Primary prevention of violence against women ›

Usha Sambamaoorthi, PhD (1999)

Estrogen replacement therapy among elderly women: results from the 1995 Medicare current beneficiary survey ›

Claire Murphy, MD (1997)

A new model of training physicians and health care professionals in women's primary health care: the women's health scholar program ›

Barbara A. Bartman, MD, MPH (1996)

Women's access to appropriate providers within managed care: Implications for the quality of primary care ›