About the Gender Impacts Lab

Dr. Kathleen Ragsdale established the Gender Impacts Lab in 2013 in collaboration with the Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University. From its inception, the Lab has conducted high-quality research that contributes to our goal: 

Promoting global gender equity.

The Lab’s research addresses health and related disparities among minorities and vulnerable populations locally and globally. This research seeks to identify gaps and determine entry points to effectively implement gender and youth responsive research, evaluations, and interventions.

Committed to addressing gender inequities by promoting community development and empowering women, men, and youth, the Lab conducts hands-on research to improve the lives of families and communities worldwide.

Promoting gender equity
through hands-on research