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Women's Health


Women are known to often have different responses to treatments for both chronic and infectious disease. YSPH faculty have a strong commitment to women's health research on gender-specific outcomes across the life course. Women's health is defined broadly from reproductive health, including menstrual cycle function and fertility, to cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. At the Yale School of Public Health, this work extends beyond chronic diseases to policy and social and behavioral factors leading to disparities and high risk for mental health conditions, substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, environmental exposures, caregiving stressors, etc... Women’s nutrition and breast feeding, exercise and access to care are all contributing determinants to women’s wellbeing.