April 1, 2020

Society for Women’s Health Research Names Kathryn Schubert as President and CEO

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) today announced the hiring of Kathryn G. Schubert, MPP, as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer, effective April 27, 2020.

Schubert will take over for current President and CEO Amy M. Miller, PhD, who announced earlier this year that she planned to transition out of the role after three years leading SWHR.

Schubert comes to SWHR from the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), where she serves as the organization’s chief advocacy officer, growing SMFM’s role nationally and building its reputation in women’s health.

“Katie brings a wealth of experience in public health and biomedical research policy, as well as a clear passion for women’s health,” said SWHR Board Chair Roberta L. Gartside, MD. “She has deep knowledge of the women’s health space and established relationships with stakeholders in the field.”

The Board of Directors unanimously selected Schubert after an extensive search. As a member of SMFM’s executive team, Schubert has demonstrated success in nonprofit leadership, playing a critical role in the development of SMFM’s budget and strategic plan. She also acted as a trusted leader and consensus builder among women’s health stakeholders, particularly in the policy arena.

“I strongly believe in SWHR’s mission and vision of eliminating imbalances in health care for women,” Schubert said. “I have built my career on giving a voice to and advocating on behalf of women, and I am excited to continue this work at SWHR.”

Miller said she was confident that SWHR’s robust track record of improving women’s health through science, policy, and education would continue to grow under Schubert’s direction.

“I am exceedingly pleased that SWHR has found such a dedicated leader in women’s health to guide the organization into its next chapter,” Miller said. “Katie and I will work together to ensure a seamless transition of leadership and SWHR’s continued success.”

Prior to SMFM, Schubert served as senior vice president at CRD Associates, where she advised clients — including nonprofit patient advocacy groups, medical professional organizations, and private companies — on government relations and public policy related to health and biomedical research issues, among others. Schubert has also spent time working in legislative roles on Capitol Hill. She received her BA from Mary Washington College and her Masters of Public Policy from George Washington University.

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) is dedicated to its mission of promoting research on biological sex differences in disease and improving women’s health through science, policy, and education.