Women’s Health Unit (WHU)

The Women’s Health Unit, directed by Dr. Tracy Battaglia, continues to be a national leader in medical care, medical education, community outreach and research in women’s health. For seven years, the WHU has received the designation as a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health from the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Women’s Health Unit of the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center is an academic unit addressing all aspects of women’s health through clinical care, medical education, research, faculty development and community outreach. Since 1997, we have been designated a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health by the Department of Health and Human Services. Our Unit includes the following core programs:

  • Boston University Women’s Health Group – The clinical practice of the Unit, providing multi-disciplinary primary care, preventive care, mental health care and breast health care.
  • Boston University Women’s Health Interdisciplinary Research Center – The Women’s Health Unit is part of the larger interdisciplinary research center in women’s health across the BU medical campus
  • Boston University Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
  • Boston University Women’s Health Fellowship
  • Boston University Junior Faculty K12 – Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH)
  • AVON Breast Health Initiative at Boston Medical Center
  • AVON Global Scholars Program

Women’s Health Unit Faculty

Tracy A. Battaglia, MD, Director WHU website photos 4-11-12 019
Chava Chapman, MD
Amy Fitzpatrick, MD
Khelda Jabbar, MD, MPH
Eunice MacAllister, RNP
Julia Matthews, NP, MPH
Azadeh Nasseh, MD, MSc
Nicolette Oleng’, MD
Shwetha Sequeira, MD, MSc
Bonnie Sherman, PhD

Women’s Health Unit Staff

Sharon Bak, MPH
Emily Bergling, MPH
Maria Castano, BS
Jennifer Cedor, MS
Manouschka Germain
Christine Gunn, MA
Ann Han, MSc
Nadia Lazo, MA
Claribel Santiago
Wanda Turner, BA

Mariuca Tuxbury

Collaborating Institutions

Brandeis Heller School and Schneider Institute for Health Policy
Abt Associates
Boston HealthNet
Women’s Health Center, Veterans Affairs Boston HealthCare System
Women’s Health Sciences Division, Post-Traumatic Care, Veterans Affairs Boston HealthCare System
BU Data Coordinating Center
Avon Foundation
UCSF Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
Brown University Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
University of Missouri Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
COE Research Data Coordinating Center
Women’s Health Network, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Office on Women’s Health, DHHS
Office of Women’s Health, FDA
Office of Women’s Health Research, NIH
Region I Office of Women’s Health DHHS
New England Research Insititutes
Haitian Health Institute
Health Care for All
Boston Black Women’s Health Institute

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March 20, 2014
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