Since our inaugural report in 2014, the Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH), along with our collaborators and generous funders, has strived to be at the forefront of gender equity research. The scope and expertise of GEH has grown to include innovative research and communication methods, new partnerships with private and family foundations, recruitment of remarkable faculty, junior faculty and next generation scholars, and has benefited from continued support and investment on the part of the University of California, San Diego system.
GEH research and expertise continues to develop, expanding into new regions, partnerships, and novel opportunities to leverage our efforts to contribute to programming and policy development. We have discovered that there is growing interest and investment from donors, governments, practitioners, and women and girls' health and development globally. We are expanding our partnerships to include academic institutions in developing countries, to encourage collaboration and leverage expertise, while offering a unique cross-training environment. GEH is also embedding itself in the UC-system, striving to incorporate and support cross-campus collaborations. We continue to commit ourselves to domestic research efforts dedicated to sexual violence prevention and sexual health, and the promotion of contraceptive access and choice, internationally.
We are proud that our researchers have actively published in notable, peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and The Lancet, among others We are also proud that GEH is prioritizing not only advancing the science of the field and publishing, but also actively striving to be "at the table," contributing in numerous and diverse ways at partner and community meetings, in conferences, and in the media, allowing our research to be shared beyond the traditional methods.
I look forward to our next phase of advancement, as we strive to improve population health and development by improving the status, opportunities and safety of women and girls, globally.
Anita Raj, PhD, MS
Tata Chancellor Professor of Medicine
Director, Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH), Department of Medicine
Professor of Education, Division of Social Sciences
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