The Women in Global Health Research Initiative was started in 2014 at the Center for Global Health at Weill Cornell Medical College when a group of junior faculty in academic global health at Weill Cornell noticed a gender gap in global health leadership. Women’s health is a top global research priority, yet women hold less than 25% of leadership roles in global health research. What is contributing to the attrition of women from this field? What kind of support is needed in order for them to stay? This initiative began by identifying these four main gender-based challenges for women working in global health research. Hover over each to see what we've done to address each challenge.
Drs. Jyoti Mathad and Jennifer Downs discuss why the Women in Global Health Research Initiative was founded and the continued mission of the Initiative.