Working Group

The Working Group on Women, Gender, and Health (WGH) was founded in 1996 by Harvard School of Public Health faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and students interested in advancing the study of women, gender, and health at the School. In 2002, the school-wide faculty approved the Interdisciplinary Concentration on WGH. This concentration is now governed by a Steering Committee comprised of faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and students who meet monthly to discuss ways to promote curriculum development and public health research and practice regarding women, gender and health at HSPH.


The Working Group—comprised of faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and students—meets monthly. Everyone is invited to attend and a light lunch is served (when in person meetings are permitted). In addition to discussing the administrative aspects of the concentration, there is also a pedagogical component. Students are encouraged to:

-Chair and facilitate the meetings

-Participate in all decisions needed for WGH

-Meet others who share interests

In addition to the Working Group, we also have subcommittees focused on events and another on Subcommittees.






Last Updated: March 3, 2021