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Kathryn Rexrode, MD, MPH

Visiting Scholar

Kathryn Rexrode, MD, MPH

Kathryn Rexrode is the Chief of the Division of Women’s Health in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Kathryn is a Visiting Scholar at the Wyss and the initial member of the Clinical Partner Hive. As a women’s health physician and researcher, she is passionate about bringing a sex and gender-informed lens to scientific discovery and therapeutics across all domains and organ systems.

Kathryn leads the Division of Women’s Health in its core mission of leading the field in state-of-the-art care for women, conducting translational women’s health research and creating innovative education programs for medical students and faculty to advance the health of women. Kathryn is the Director of the Gretchen S. and Edward A. Fish Center for Women’s Health which provides comprehensive women’s health services, including 14 specialties and a dedicated clinic for menopause and midlife care.

She has broad and deep research experience in women’s health and is the author of more than 300 research publications. She leads multiple research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health with a focus on the impact of metabolism and female-specific risk factors on the risk of heart disease and stroke in women. Kathryn is the Director of the Brigham Research Institute and former Chair of the American Heart Association Women and Underserved Populations Committee.

Kathryn also serves as the Director of the Office for Women’s Careers in the Center for Center for Diversity and Inclusion at BWH where she works to support women’s careers and their academic advancement, to address issues of diversity and inclusion, and to reduce the impact of unconscious bias. She has led eight cohorts of the Women’s Leadership Program for women junior faculty at BWH and has lectured widely on leadership skills for women and advancing gender equity.

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