We are building a team of outstanding investigators dedicated to basic and translational reproductive health research, as well as an infrastructure of core facilities and resources to support this research while facilitating collaborations across disciplines and institutions.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine is highly regarded for basic, translational, clinical, and community-based research. The Department has two research divisions: 1) The Center for Reproductive Health Sciences comprises twelve faculty members and their research programs dedicated to basic and translational research in women’s health and reproduction, and 2) The Division of Clinical Research houses the research infrastructure for investigators in the eight clinical divisions. The department provides a robust research infrastructure including clinical research support staff, a scientific editor, statistical and data analysts, and grant administrators. These staff members are committed to helping established investigators sustain and expand their research programs and helping new investigators become independently funded. 

Director: Sarah England, PhD


principal investigators


cross-disciplinary core facilities


tissue banks

The Center for Reproductive Health Sciences is structured to achieve a tripartite mission:

  • Support world class research in basic and translational sciences that integrates with clinical operations to provide the most advanced patient care and foster new philanthropic opportunities
  • Foster the development of basic and clinical scientists in the areas of reproductive biology, obstetrics, gynecology, women’s infectious disease, and genitourinary health in general
  • Establish top class resources for reproductive phenotyping, analysis, and reproductive health specimen collection as drivers for precision medicine