Last week I officially joined the Society for Women’s Health Research team. Starting a new position with an established team can be tough under normal circumstances, but when you add a global pandemic on top of that, it creates an extra level of unexpected challenges.
Fortunately for me, SWHR’s staff, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and supporters have created a welcoming environment so that I can jump right in and hit the ground running.
As a passionate women’s health advocate, I have been crossing paths with SWHR for years. I have been impressed with SWHR’s work throughout my career — from my time on Capitol Hill, to working at a government relations firm representing biotech, patient advocacy, physician and public health organizations, to serving as chief advocacy officer at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
I am truly thrilled and honored to lead SWHR as we strive to protect women’s health
research. Our scientific roundtables and networks, policy engagement, and public education activities are the foundation of SWHR’s work to improve women’s health. In my first few months, I will work with the staff and the Board to create a strategic plan that builds on these efforts as we endeavor to fulfill our vision of making women’s health mainstream. I’m looking forward to working with all of you to achieve this goal.
Kathryn G. Schubert, MPP
SWHR President and CEO