Our Mission

Women's Health Mission Image The Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Women’s Health Institute (WHI), in collaboration with and the support of our academic partner Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH)/RWJ Barnabas Health (RWJBH) is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in advancing health care for women throughout New Jersey, nationally and globally. The WHI’s dedicated team contributes to shaping the future of women’s health through interdisciplinary research, education, advancement of best clinical practice, mentoring of future health care professionals, advocacy and community/global outreach. The WHI, through its research productivity, is recognized as a major site for the advancement of medical strategies that optimize the wellness of women. With an outstanding record in research, the WHI is strongly competitive for federal, state, and private sector clinical trials/educational opportunities that interface with the focus of the Institute.

The WHI is recognized for its outstanding contributions to women’s health, their family’s health and community wellness. The WHI:

  • Supports women’s health research conducted by faculty and learners. Clinical trials are encouraged and facilitated by the WHI team through the building of strong, multi-disciplinary research programs
  • Educates the next generation of the health care team through strong mentoring programs that emphasize excellence in research conduct, quality of clinical care and adoption of evidence based and cost-effective protocols that are in alignment with our institution’s teaching, clinical, research and community outreach missions
  • Leads equality initiatives in patient care and education, especially through the PROUD Gender Center of New Jersey
  • Advocates to advance healthcare for all populations – locally, nationally and globally; proactive supporter of community outreach initiatives
  • Spearheads professional efforts in maternal mortality and morbidity: promotes the Stop Look Listen campaign that contributes to professional maternal education and awareness and that promotes the empowerment of women
  • Collaborates with several units (clinical and non-clinical) of Rutgers University and RWJUH/RWJBarnabas Health, as well as other academic health centers and professional organizations
  • Translates research finding into peer reviewed abstracts, publications and presentations
  • Promotes the One Health initiative with an expanding network of statewide and national organizations