Lily Rosen Prize in Women’s Health

Awarded annually to an undergraduate in Yale College for the best essay that contributes to knowledge about women’s health. Essays may be in any field of the humanities or social, physical or natural sciences and may deal with any aspect of women’s physical or mental health. To apply for this prize, please complete the Lily Rosen Prize Application.

Lily Rosen Prize Recipients:

2017 Laura Goetz Anemic Science: A Bio-Ethnographic Case Study on Asking Better Questions
2016 Rebecca (Becca) Bakal Making Birth Work: Empowering Women of Color through Doula Training
2015 Olivia Rosenthal The Road to Roe: Sterilization, Contraception, and Abortion in Charlotte, North Carolina, 1943-1974
2014 Gabriel Murchison Clinics, Cancer, and Children: Lesbian Health in the U.S. AIDS Crisis
2013 Jennifer Shelby Prescribing Power and The Pill: Medical Authority in the Popularization of Oral Contraceptives in the United States of America, 1957 to 1965
2013 Rachel Looff The “Dykes” Chapter: Response to “In Amerika They Call us Dykes” as a Representation of Lesbian Participation in the 1970s US Women’s Health Movement
2012 Katherine Orazem The Female Circumcision Controversy and the Politicization of Kikuyu Women
2012 Micha’le Ricara Simmons Transforming the Movement Through Reproductive Justice: The Politics of Health Equity at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
2011 Ersilia DeFilippis The Legacy of Title IX: Disordered Eating, Injuries, and Role Conflict in the Female Collegiate Athlete
2011 Rhiana Gunn-Wright Breaking the Brood Mare:Representation, Welfare Policy and Teen Pregnancy in New Haven
2010 Naomi Bland Plan B: The Collusion of the Birth Control Movement and the Uplift Movement Viewed through Works of Angelina Weld Grimke and Margaret Sanger
2009 Claire Purcell, “Change I Must”: Toward a Theory of Agency in Women’s Drug Recovery
2008 Sobia Sadat Sarmast Medicalization of Premenstrual Symptoms in the United States: 1929-1983
2007 Emma Margaret Clune “The Truth Will Set Us Free:” Pro-Life Activist Rhetoric and Anthropological Ethics in New Haven, Connecticut
2007 Morgan Gabrielle Marshall Boyfriends, Friends with Benefits, and Flings: Young Women’s Negotiation of Sexual Health and Desire in Buenos Aires
2006 Melissa Ann Donais F.A.T. Girls: An Examination of Current Policies and a Policy Refommendation Regarding the Female Athlete Triad in Collegiate Sports
2005 Mirinda A. Gillespie Childbearing in Transition: Pregnancy, Birth, and the Postpartum in the Bushbuckridge Area of South Africa
2005 Zoe Blacksin
2004 Arielle Dana Levin-Becker
2003 Barbara Allison Wexelma Battle for Control: Health Insurance, Birth Control, & American Politics
2002 Laura Danielle Smolowe
2002 Alyssa Greenwald The Peculiar Disconnect: Gender Development and Female Political Participation in Thailand
2001 Setphanie Schmid Problematizing the Vocabulary of Violence Against Women: Searching for an Empowering Language- Rape Law & the Criterion for Consent as a Case Study
2000 Kusum Sara Mathews Balancing Baby, Breadwinning, and Bob: Martial “maturity” and the effects of multiple roles on women’s health