Supporting female global health leaders to reduce inequality and improve the lives of women globally

Welcome to the Women in Global Health Research Initiative

The Women in Global Health Research Initiative is an initiative to support women global health researchers working to improve health in low and middle income countries. Female health providers are well-poised to change the trajectory of poor health outcomes, but women hold less than 25% of leadership roles in global health research. 

Why don't we see more women in global health leadership? What kind of support is needed in order for women to stay in this field? 

The Women in Global Health Research Initiative began by identifying four main gender-based challenges that women working in global health often encounter in their careers. 


Thank you for joining us at the

2019 Scientific Conference!

January 24, 2019

The Female Global Scholars program is a two-year program, started in 2018, to augment female researchers’ training and provide support as they develop their careers in global health research. Our goal is to facilitate peer mentorship, leadership training workshops, and monthly webinars to aid and empower women in earlier stages of their careers.

Click here to learn more about the program and access our application!

December 12, 2018

A recent publication, “Female Physician Leadership during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is Associated with Improved Patient Outcomes” (Meier et al), found that after variable adjustment, female physician code leader gender was independently associated with higher rate of return of spontaneous circulation and higher likelihood of survival to discharge.

This was published after a study in Switzerland found that male medical stude...

November 29, 2018

The Population Council is having the 2018 Sheldon Segal lecture titled "Science and Society: A Discussion of the Power of Women in Science" on December 3rd at 5:30 pm.

For those of you in New York, this is a great opportunity to participate in a discussion and reception celebrating female scientists!

If you are interested in attending, click on the following link to learn more and RSVP:

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Our Community Mentorship Network connects women from over 25 institutions to seek and provide mentorship on topics ranging from balancing international work with a partner whose career is not compatible with overseas travel, leading cross-cultural teams or negotiating promotions.
Submit your own questions, or provide your own insight on questions submitted by other members. 
Preparing for an upcoming research presentation? Looking to become a more effective mentor or mentee? Look through our resources to see what may be helpful to you and your career!