Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
Joyce E. Rudick
Director, Programs and Management
Joyce Rudick is currently the Director of Programs and Management for the Office of Research on Women’s Health. In this capacity, she developed and implemented numerous pilot programs that were then adapted as trans-NIH programs. Ms. Rudick developed the ORWH Interdisciplinary Initiatives, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) I, II, III, IV, and soon to be released BIRCWH V. She also developed and oversees the Specialized Centers for Research in Women’s Health (SCORs) on Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Women's Health in response to Congressional directives. In addition, she develops and directs the ORWH Career Development Programs, Research Planning Conferences and Workshops, Special Initiatives, and was the lead in ORWH for the Report: Agenda for Research on Women’s Health for the 21st Century. Ms. Rudick also serves as executive secretary of the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health and the NIH Coordinating Committee on Research on Women’s Health. In addition, she serves on numerous trans-NIH committees related to women’s health issues. Prior to coming to ORWH, Ms. Rudick spent several years at the Environmental Protection Agency and also worked in the NCI Intramural Program in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology for 10 years.
Ms. Rudick has received three NIH Director’s Awards and several NIH Merit Awards and the Athena Award from Columbia University. She is a cum laude graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and attended New York Law School.