Mentoring the next generation of women's health researchers

The BIRCWH program recruits and trains outstanding young investigators in interdisciplinary women's health research to lead the translation of scientific findings into better health for women.

BIRCWH Program

The Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program combines advanced training with research independence, in specific scientific disciplines or areas of interest, to provide young researchers with career development opportunities. The program augments participants' research skills through a mentored personalized research experience, leading to an independent scientific career addressing women's health concerns.

Funding for three BIRCWH scholars is provided by the National Institutes of Health's Office of Research on Women's Health. In recognition of the importance of research on women's health issues and sex-related health differences, Mayo Clinic provides funding for an additional scholar.

As junior faculty members, BIRCWH scholars conduct research on a wide variety of topics related to women's health. Read about the research interests of 2020 BIRCWH scholars:


The BIRCWH program directors are:

Executive committee

BIRCWH program executive committee members include: