Global Women’s Health Fellowship

In 2019, the Connors Center transitioned the BWH Connors Center Global Women’s Health (GWH) Fellowship from a two-year research training fellowship to a one-year mentored award program which enables clinical and research fellows and early career clinical investigators to develop and apply research skills through the implementation of a research project in the area of global women’s health. The aims of the program continue to be to train physicians for successful careers that further the health and well-being of women globally through innovative and meaningful research, to elevate the visibility of the field of global women’s health, and to promote research pertinent to the advancement of the health of women worldwide. The objectives are to train leaders who:

  • Achieve successful careers dedicated to furthering the health and well-being of women globally.
  • Conduct clinical and field research based on robust quantitative and analytic research skills.
  • Obtain fundamental knowledge and understanding of global health issues that uniquely affect the health of women within the context of social, cultural, and political environments.

One fellow will be selected annually to receive a $10,000, one-year award. The GWH Fellow also benefits from mentorship through regular meetings with the Fellowship Director, Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, mentoring in research methods from Janet Rich-Edwards, ScD, MPH, Connors Center Director of Lifecourse Epidemiology, and through feedback and guidance received at Connors Center programs from the community of senior Center Affiliates who are leaders in their respective women’s health and sex/gender disciplines.

The fellowship award program is open to current and pending clinical and research fellows of Brigham and Women’s global health residency and fellowship programs, as well as targeted Harvard Medical School graduate education programs. The selection process is carried out in coordination with the applicant’s primary department at BWH or HMS, and the GWHF application must be endorsed by the applicant’s primary department in order to apply.  BWH early-career investigators (i.e., Instructor or Assistant Professor) with an established track record or interest in global and/or women’s health research and scholarship (e.g., publications or current or prior professional positions or affiliations in global health) may be considered on a case-by-case basis after consultation with the Program Director. The fellowship supports investigations of conditions that are exclusive, predominate, or differential in women and in areas where women experience a particular disadvantage based on gender inequalities and other social determinants (e.g. HIV and AIDS, displacement due to war and disaster).

Please direct questions about the program to Fellowship Director Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH (hstoklosa@bwh.harvard.edu) or Natasha Minor (nminor@bwh.harvard.edu), Connors Center Program Manager. 

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