Center for Women's Health and Wellness

School of Health and Human Sciences

The Center’s work is organized to provide solutions to specific social problems that build on the strengths and expertise of our university, faculty, students and our partners in the community.

Currently, we have initiatives that seek to advance:

  • Community responses to violence against women.
  • Safety and equity in sports and physical activity.
  • The quality of life of working mothers, with a focus on breastfeeding.
  • The quality of life of LGBTQ+ identified individuals.

Each of our initiatives has a program director that coordinates activity in that area.

Program to Advance Breastfeeding and Reproductive Health

  • Contact: Paige Hall Smith, CWHW Director and Associate Professor of Public Health Education, School of Health and Human Science
See Program to Advance Breastfeeding and Reproductive Health

Program to End Gender-based Violence

  • Contact: Stacy Sechrist, Senior Research Scientist for the North Carolina Network for Safe Communities
  • Learn about the upcoming Campus Climate Survey released Spring 2017.
See Program to End Gender-based Violence

Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity

  • Contact: Donna Duffy, AP Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, School of Health and Human Science

LGBTQ+ Education and Research Network

  • The Center has also launched a new initiative to diversify our work in an effort to best meet the needs of our community.