Caregiving Task Force Member Co-Authored Article About Gender Equity Amidst the Pandemic

Kristyn Masters
Dr. Kristyn Masters

Caregiving Task Force member and UW-Madison Biomedical Engineering faculty member Dr. Kristyn Masters has co-authored an article in PLOS Computational Biology, Ten simple rules for women principal investigators during a pandemic.”

Noting the evaporation of childcare options during the pandemic, which disproportionately increases the workload for large numbers of women, as well as the higher teaching and service loads that women Principle Investigators (PIs) carry, the authors provide a list of 10 suggestions for women PIs and for university leadership.

The authors credit the Caregiving Task Force for contributing to the “suggestions to university leadership regarding institutional policies that can better support women PIs—now and in the future.”

Read the full article here.

More information about the Caregiving Task Force can be found here.