Joshua Nitsche, MD, PhD, Wake Forest University Health Sciences

I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, where I am able to balance my passions for women’s health care and medical education. I came to Wake Forest just after completing an OB/GYN residency and Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at the Mayo ...Read more >

Terri-Ann Thompson, PhD, Ibis Reproductive Health

While most states have enacted legislation requiring that commercial insurance cover telemedicine, only a few require that payers reimburse telemedicine services at the same rate as in-person services. Because ‘reimbursement parity’ laws may remove financial disincentives for offering telemedicine, providers in states that require parity are likely better positioned to respond to the unprecedented demand ...Read more >

Debra Stulberg, MD, The University of Chicago

Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) is a critical safety net provider, delivering > 42,000 contraceptive visits per year across the state. Starting in March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to maintain patient access to care while reducing in-person contact, PPIL consolidated its in-person sites and began implementing rapid innovations in ...Read more >

Aishat Olatunde, MD, University of Washington

Twenty percent of clinically recognized pregnancies result in early pregnancy loss (EPL). One of the most common symptoms of EPL, vaginal bleeding in pregnancy, accounts for 2% of all visits to the emergency department (ED) every year. Treatment options that can be offered to patients in the ED include expectant, medical, or surgical management. All ...Read more >

Shaalini Ramanadhan, MD, Oregon Health and Science University

Cannabidiol (CBD) use has increased markedly in recent years and the compound is found in many new supplements and foods.  Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) containing ethinyl estradiol (EE) and levonorgestrel (LNG) likely share a metabolic pathway with CBD via the CYP3A4 enzyme.  As a result, a drug-drug interaction may exist and CBD may be an inducer ...Read more >

Amy Caldwell, MD, The University of Chicago

Catholic-affiliated hospitals provide an increasingly significant proportion of obstetric care in the United States.  Patients who deliver at Catholic-affillated hospitals encounter unique obstacles to post-partum contraception due to the influence of theologic doctrine on institutional policies prohibiting the provision of contraceptive services. There is growing concern that patients face a multitude of barriers to the receipt ...Read more >

Taylor Stanton , MD, Stanford University

This study will consist of in-depth interviews with adolescents with chronic disease (ACD) and their parents. It will explore the ACD-parent dyad and how contraception is currently addressed within context of both the functioning dyad and overall disease management. It aims to identify if there are factors influencing knowledge, use of, and attitudes toward contraception ...Read more >

Halley Crissman, MD, MPH, University of Michigan

To explore the contraceptive use patterns in a national sample of transgender individuals. To develop a community advisor board to define reproductive health priorities for transgender individuals in Michigan and develop gender-sensitive best practices for approaching these research topics.

Nancy Fang, MD, Columbia University

Background: Quality assurance and improvement in healthcare relies on performance measurement. Up until recently, there were no performance measures related to reproductive health and contraceptive provision. The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) developed and validated claims-based performance measures for contraceptive care, aimed at addressing unintended pregnancy. In 2016, the National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed these ...Read more >

Hana Reissner, MD, University of Southern California

Rationale: The Los Angeles (LA) homelessness crisis continues to worsen with the current estimate of 60,000 homeless individuals expected to rise annually and women make up one-third of this population. Homeless women live in a unique sociocultural context that warrants in-depth exploration of sexual and reproductive (SRH) behaviors and needs, focusing on the variations in ...Read more >

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