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 programs that seek to advance: community responses to violence against women; safety and equity in sports and physical activity; and the quality of life of working mothers, with a focus on breastfeeding. Each of our programs has a program director that coordinates activity in that area:

    1. Program to Advance Breastfeeding and Reproductive Health  Program director is Paige Hall Smith, CWHW Director and Associate Professor of Public Health Education, School of Health and Human Sciences
    2. Program to Advance Community Responses to Violence Against Women  (Program Director is Christine Murray, Associate Professor Department of Counseling, School of Education)
    3. Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity  (Donna Duffy, AP Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, School of Health and Human Science