Women's College Research Institute has an interdisciplinary faculty of scientists, most of whom are also active clinicians at Women's College Hospital. Our faculty are cross-appointed at the University of Toronto and we are an active part of our University community. We are committed to creating health knowledge benefiting women across the lifespan.
The Women's College Research Institute has three key areas of research focus:
- improving women's health
- helping people prevent and manage complex chronic conditions
- delivering innovative health system solutions
Our research agenda and actions are shaped by our guiding principles:
Research conducted with scientific rigour
Research that is conducted with partners across Toronto, Canada, and the world
Research that responds to diverse women's health concerns
Research that meets the highest ethical standard
Research that responds to gaps in health care
Research that is shared in a timely and meaningful way
Research with a global perspective that values social justice
Women's College Research Institute is led by Dr. Paula Rochon, Vice-President, Research. Katharine Schwartz, Director, Research Operations, oversees research services.