Women’s Reproductive Health Research (K12) at Stanford Program

Applications are not currently being accepted.

The Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) at Stanford Program, funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1K12HD103084), provides state-of-the-art, mentored, multidisciplinary research career development for outstanding junior clinician-scientists who will impact and improve women’s reproductive health. Diversity of thought, experience and approach are fundamental principles of our program.

The WRHR at Stanford Program bridges clinical care with excellence in basic, clinical and/or translational research to address the national shortage of qualified investigators in this discipline. The Program includes a structured training plan of sufficient duration to achieve independence; individualized didactic education based on skills, competencies, and needs; extensive team-based mentoring; hands-on research; and protected time with immersion in a vibrant research community. Each Scholar will have a multidisciplinary mentor team as well as access to a wealth of resources and the rigorous reproductive research infrastructure of the OB/GYN Department and beyond.


The power of the WRHR program is the ability for talented junior clinician-scientists to be supported in their path to independence with mentorship, funding, education and protected time.  They can build a network for impactful research and learn to effectively lead their own projects.

Leslee Subak, MD
Department Chair and WRHR Principal Investigator

Diversity of thought, experience, and approach are fundamental principles of our program. Thirty-seven faculty mentors and 7 advisory committee members (5 internal, 2 external) representing 3 schools, 11 departments, and 5 institutes at Stanford collaborate to mentor our WRHR scholars to acquire the skills and experience needed to transition into productive, independent physician-scientists able to sustain viable careers and mentor future generations.

Meet Our Current Scholars

Irogue Igbinosa, MD

Project: "Prevention of Anemia in Pregnancy At Time of Birth Admission"

Danielle Panelli, MD

Project: "Examining Intergenerational Transmission of Stress Via Wellness Interventions in Pregnancy"


Please direct any inquiries or requests for information on WRHR program to the following people:
Paul Blumenthal, MD, MPH
Recruitment Director

Ijeoma Iwekaogwu
WRHR K12 Program Assistant