About Us

Our History

The UCSF Women's Health Clinical Research Center (WHCRC) was founded in 2001 by Dr. Deborah Grady, UCSF Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, in order to bring together disparate women's health research investigators previously spread across UCSF campuses under one roof. The Center provides infrastructure for researchers from multiple departments to collaborate on projects designed to advance scientific understanding of women's health conditions and test new interventions to reduce their impact on women's functioning and well-being. The WHCRC emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to improving women’s health by recognizing the importance and interdependence of clinical care, research, leadership development, education, and partnering with communities.