To arrange an interview with a spokesperson for the Center for Women’s Health Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, learn about women’s health and sex and gender differences research and findings, or for other media inquiries, contact:

Jennifer Broderick Engleby, Deputy Director

Phone: (office) 303.724.6940 | (cell) 303.550.3907

Email: Jennifer.engleby@cuanschutz.edu

About the Center for Women's Health Research

The Center for Women’s Health Research works to improve lives around the world by:

  • Researching women’s health and sex differences 
  • Focusing on health and disease across the lifespan in the areas of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and the intersection of mental and physical health with those diseases
  • Providing women, their families, and health care providers with the information they need to make the best-informed health decisions
  • Developing excellent scientists for the field of women’s health and sex differences research

Established in 2004, the Center is part of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus,​ the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region. The campus includes the University of Colorado health professional schools, additional centers and institutes and two nationally ranked teaching hospitals that treat 1.9 million patients each year.

Why Sex and Gender-Specific Research is Important

Until the early 1990s, health research conducted on women focused primarily on diseases affecting fertility and reproduction. Most other diseases were not studied in women until 1993 with the NIH Revitalization Act. This gap in health research has limited preventions, treatments, and cures for diseases in women compared to men. With increased understanding that medical conditions may affect women and men differently, the Center for Women’s Health Research is working hard to speed progress and transform women’s health.

How Our Research is Improving Health

  • Identifying new treatments for heart failure in women
  • Using technological advances to deliver physician advice about exercise to people with diabetes
  • Creating an app to help women lose weight after childbirth
  • Discovering why women receive bystander CPR less often than men do
  • Developing new ways to prevent obesity and treat diabetes in youth, a problem that is worse for adolescent girls than boys
  • Creating a multidisciplinary clinic to treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age that may lead to diabetes and heart disease​

Our Experts on Women's Health

The Center for Women’s Health Research has 72 MD and PhD scientists who study women’s health and sex differences across the lifespan. The Center also has a Scientific Council comprised of prominent, internationally known scientists who are experts in the field of women’s health and sex differences to guide its scientific agenda.


JudyRegensteiner

Judith G. Regensteiner, PhD

Co-Founder and Director, Center for Women's Health Research
Professor of Medicine
Divisions of Internal Medicine and Cardiology
Judith and Joseph Wagner Chair in Women’s Health Research
Director, Office of Women in Medicine and Science

 


Jane Reusch

Jane E.B. Reusch, MD

Associate Director, Center for Women's Health Research
Professor of Medicine, Bioengineering and Biochemistry
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
VA Staff Physician and Merit Investigator
2018 American Diabetes Association President for Medicine and Science


WendyKohrt

Wendy M. Kohrt, PhD

Associate Director, Center for Women's Health Research
Nancy Anschutz Endowed Chair In Women's Health Research
Professor of MedicineDivision of Geriatric Medicine
Director of Research for Geriatric Medicine
Associate Director of Research for the VA Geriatric, Research, Education, and Clinical Center


Anne Libby

Anne M. Libby, PhD

Senior Researcher, Center for Women's Health Research
Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Clinical Faculty Scholars Program
Co-Director, Colorado Mentoring Training Program (CO-Mentor)

AmyHuebschmann

Amy Huebschmann, MD

Lead Scientist, Community Outreach and Education, Center for Women's Health Research
Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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