As the national conversation about limited research on women's health began to emerge, Drs. Judy Regensteiner, JoAnn Lindenfeld and Lorna Moore knew the time was right to act. With the goal of changing the future of women's health through research, they opened the doors to the Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research in 2002. Two years later, the Ludeman Center was formally named a center of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education, and healthcare.

Today, the Ludeman Center is regarded as one of the best places to conduct research that includes women and considers the distinct but linked concepts of sex (chromosomal, physiological, biological) and gender (social and cultural) differences. Our research is making a difference through new measures, like preventing obesity and treating diabetes in adolescent girls, and treatments, such as technological advances to better identify and treat heart failure in women. Our dedication to career development for young researchers is growing the women's health research field and workforce, speeding progress on closing the knowledge gap. And our unique commitment to community involvement is helping women and their healthcare providers to make informed healthcare decisions.

Judy Regensteiner

"With women often excluded from research studies, there are so many unanswered questions. We built the Ludeman Center to specifically study women's health and understand sex and gender differences. We know that not only will our discoveries improve the way we prevent, diagnose and treat women, it will make healthier, more hopeful futures possible for everyone."

Judith Regensteiner, PhD
Center Director and Co-founder

Here's how we're making our vision a reality.


We perform cutting-edge research in women’s health and sex and gender differences across the lifespan


We mentor and fund the next generation of researchers, helping them to build careers in women’s health


We share our learnings to help women and their health care providers make informed healthcare decisions


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