Accelerating Research for the Benefit of Women's Health.

Dr. Doris Howell - Our Founder Howell Foundation for Women's Health Research

“How many of you have wives;
how many of you have daughters;
how many of you have sisters?
And I know you all have mothers…

What do you do to help them stay healthy?”

The Doris Howell Foundation exists to advocate for female representation in research efforts affecting THEIR own health. 

Health prevention strategies, illness diagnosis and treatment, and drug development efforts rely on gender-inclusive research results. Historically, women have been either underrepresented, or excluded in medical research efforts.  This may lead to adverse health outcomes for women. For us, women’s health starts with research. 

We award research scholarships to undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate scientists specifically researching women’s health-related issues to discover the next scientific breakthrough for women’s health.

Our Lecture Series provides early access to women-specific, cutting-edge research to promote health awareness for the women in our community.

We are THAT unique.

Give Now to move women’s health research forward.  Donate today to help the Howell Foundation accelerate research and create a positive impact on women’s health

What are you doing to keep the women you love healthy?


“We have entered a new era in Women’s Health. Tomorrow’s research breakthrough depends on what we do today to make a difference in the future of healthcare.  It’s an honor to be part of this incredible group of people who believe in women’s health causes.”

 ~ Maryanne Sorge, Family Nurse Practitioner and Friend of Howell

$10,000 Women's Health Research Accelerator

$5,000 Full Scholarship Donor

$1,000 Women's Health Research Pioneer

$ 500 Women's Health Innovator

$ 250 Women's Health Advocate

$ 150 Friend of Howell

Other Ways to Accelerate Women's Health Research:

  • Attend our educational events. Learn first-hand about cutting-edge research affecting women’s health.
  • Donate on behalf of your organization and invite us over. Get up close and personal with experts on the field of women’s health research.
  • Consider us in your planned giving efforts.  Honor the life of the women and men who mean the most to you.

Howell Scholarship Program

We inspire and fund undergraduate and graduate researchers to pursue scientific innovation for the next-generation pool of physicians and scientists who will accelerate solutions to women’s health issues.

Outreach and Events

We promote health education by presenting cutting-edge research that encourages self-advocacy for the long term health and well-being of women, their families and the community in which they live.

Community Engagement Initiative

Howell Foundation Community Engagement Initiative

We award pilot research grants to scientists working with community organizations to develop and evaluate programs designed to address the most pressing health issues affecting underrepresented women in our community.

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    PO Box 910016
    San Diego, CA 92191
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