The Power of Research to Create Dialogue About AAPI Women’s Experiences with Sexual Violence

May 2, 2023
What was reported as the first large cluster of the COVID-19 virus initially in Wuhan, China quickly devolved into a sharp increase in racist and violent attacks against people of Asian descent online and in-person, often the elderly. This rise in the visibility of hate crimes highlighted the often unreported anti-Asian sentiments already present in American society.

Get to know CGHJ’s New Associate Director, Sean Arayasirikul!

May 2, 2023
We caught up with the Center for Gender & Health Justice’s new Associate Director, Sean Arayasirikul, PhD to learn more about their inspiration working in public health, the ways in which their genderqueer Thai American identity has influenced their journey, advice to future public health scholars, and their path to UCGHI.

Center Name Change: Announcing the Center for Gender and Health Justice

May 31, 2022

After careful consideration and reviewing community feedback, the UCGHI Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise is changing their name to the Center for Gender and Health Justice.

UCSF CHAT Study Aims to Break Barriers of Access in Abortion Telehealth Services

May 31, 2022

The California Home Abortion by Telehealth (CHAT) team at UCSF, led by Ushma Upadhyay, PhD, MPH, recently wrapped up a successful first year of research.

Six UC graduates receive fellowships for projects in women’s health, gender justice, and empowerment

May 11, 2022

The UCGHI Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment Center of Expertise (WHGE COE) is funding $2,500 fellowships to six graduate students to provide seed funding for research projects of their own design.

CHAT Study 2021 Illustration Contest

December 8, 2021
The Women's Health Gender and Empowerment (WHGE) Center of Expertise’s newest signature project is the California Home Abortion by Telehealth (CHAT) Study. This contest is part of an ongoing collaboration between the CHAT Study, the WHGE COE, and the UCGHI Student Ambassadors Program to raise awareness about the telehealth model for abortion care.

Dr. Ushma Upadhyay’s Journey to Becoming Co-Director of the Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise

October 29, 2021
As a junior faculty member, Dr. Upadhyay was awarded a UCGHI fellowship through the COE--which funded her work--to measure reproductive autonomy. As her research has expanded, so has her involvement with the WHGE COE.

Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise Student Ambassadors

April 8, 2021

The WHGE COE is engaging UC students in a leadership opportunity to learn about and support programs related to women’s health, gender, and empowerment.