Women’s Health

Gender inequities in health prevail in most countries throughout the world, despite ongoing attempts to eliminate them. Across the globe, prospects for good health among women are limited by social norms, practices, and policies that are rooted in gender discrimination and bias. The 1985 United Nations Third World Conference on Women in Nairobi was monumental in recognizing the importance of factors such as cultural ideology, legal rights, and political parity in the determinants of health and wellbeing for girls and women.

At UCSC faculty take an approach to women’s health that considers the socio-cultural context of women’s lives and structural inequities that determine both their health and health rights. We work across a wide variety of disciplines and specialities (from cancer genomics to feminist studies to psychology) to tackle the complex problems behind women’s health by focusing on issues such as well-being and agency, the bioethics of data sharing, reproductive decision-making, and violence.

Heather E Bullock

  • Title
    • Director, Center for Economic Justice and Action
  • Department
    • Psychology Department
  • Campus Email
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Melissa L. Caldwell

  • Pronouns
    • she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Anthropology Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Russia
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Nancy N. Chen

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Anthropology Department
  • Campus Email
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Shelly Grabe

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Ahmed Hamdy

  • Title
    • Adjunct Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Campus Email
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Lindsay Hinck

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Developmental Biology
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Jennifer Maytorena Taylor

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Film and Digital Media Department
  • Campus Email
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Megan Colleen Moodie

  • Pronouns
    • she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Anthropology Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Ethnography
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Jaimie Morse

  • Pronouns
    • she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Sociology
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Laura M Sanchez

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
  • Campus Email
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Anna L Tsing

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Anthropology Department
  • Campus Email
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