A collaboration among the Bloomberg School of Public Health,
the School of Medicine, and the School of Nursing.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Women's Health, Sex, and Gender Research (previously the Women's Health Research Group) is an interdisciplinary collaborative research group, among the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing at The Johns Hopkins University
* Wendy Bennett, Co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Women's Health, Sex, and Gender Research, discusses how the group was formed and our unique interdisciplinary mission for women's health.
The Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) on Sex Differences program is a signature program of the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH). Each SCORE program serves as a national resource for translational research, at multiple levels of analysis, to identify the role of biological sex differences on the health of women. These NIH-supported Centers of Excellence are vital hubs for research on sex and gender that also provide pilot funding, training, and education.
The Johns Hopkins Sex and Age Differences in Immunity to Influenza (SADII) SCORE is positioned to transform our understanding of the role of biological sex, gender, and aging on immune responses to influenza vaccination, which has global public health implications, affecting millions of people worldwide. The SADII SCORE brings together investigators focused on (1) seasonal influenza vaccination in an existing age- and sex-stratified human population, (2) animal models that can test hypotheses and mechanisms of action that are inferred from studies in human populations, and (3) the contributions of age, frailty, sex, and gender to vaccine outcomes using quantitative and qualitative statistical models.
For more information on the SCORE program please visit the ORWH page detailing it here
The Johns Hopkins Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 program is supported by the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, as well as the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and the Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics.
We are committed to supporting the transformation of scholars into independently funded, networked, and lifelong ethical investigators leading interdisciplinary teams to improve women’s health by advancing our understanding of sex and gender differences, and health concerns unique to, more prevalent, or with differential consequences in women.
Please find more information about the BIRCWH Program and How to Apply here
Wendy Bennett, M.D., M.P.H
Co-chair, Johns Hopkins Center for Women's Health, Sex, and Gender Research
Diabetes, obesity, preventive medicine, women's health, internal medicine
Sabra Klein, PhD
Sex-based biology, influenza, vaccines, malaria, endocrine-immunology
1. NIH-sponsored contract focused on sex-specific evaluation of diverse universal flu vaccine platforms
Joann Bodurtha, M.D., M.P.H
Genetics and public health, communication in genetics, family history, genetic services access and disparities, quality of life in genetic conditions
1. Quality improvement in genetic services
Andrew Satin, M.D.
Dr. Dorothy Edwads Professor and Director of Gynecology and Obstetrics,
Labor stimulation, exercise in pregnancy, simulation and safety sciences
PI- Strong Start for Mothers and Babies
Victoria Handa, M.D.
Epidemiology, pelvic floor disorders (incontinence, prolapse), maternal health after childbirth, quality of life and patient-centered outcomes
1. Cesarean and vaginal birth: cohort study of the impact on pelvic floor disorders (R01HD056275)
Janice Evans, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Reproductive biology, specifically the oocyte's progression through meiosis; cell biology; cytoskeleton, egg, sperm, meiosis, contraception, infertility
- Mackenzie ACL, Kyle DD, McGinnis LA, Lee HJ, Aldana N, Robinson DN, Evans JP. Cortical mechanics and myosin-II abnormalities associated with post-ovulatory aging: Implications for functional defects in aged eggs. Mol Hum Reprod 2016; 22:397-409.