The Office of Research on Women’s Health, part of the NIH Office of the Director, was created in 1990 to ensure that women’s health research is part of the scientific framework at the NIH—and throughout the scientific community. Read more about its history and accomplishments.
There are two advisory committees supporting the work of ORWH: the NIH Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health and the NIH Coordinating Committee on Research on Women’s Health. These groups are advancing initiatives to further the ORWH mission. The director highlights their work in the features below.
Advancing the careers of women’s health researchers is an ORWH priority. Learn more about efforts the Office has supported to expand mentoring and other professional opportunities, investigate disparities, and diversify the scientific workforce in the articles below.
ORWH supports ongoing efforts to ensure that women and other historically underrepresented groups are included in clinical studies by sharing information and offering researchers tools for tailoring or expanding recruitment. Learn more.
What has scientific investigation taught us about the unique aspects of women’s physiology and health? What is being done to make sure sex and genders are accounted for as variables in biomedical research? What has NIH accomplished in the area of women’s health research? ORWH trains its lens on current topics of interest in women’s health research in the articles below.