Tosin Ariyo, DrPH, MPH, East Tennessee State University

Tosin Ariyo is a community health scientist and women’s health advocate dedicated to addressing health disparities in underserved communities. Her work is focused on facilitating health improvements that prioritize women’s health independent of their maternal status. As a Research Director at East Tennessee State University, Tosin leads the process evaluation of a statewide contraceptive access ...Read more >

Ifeyinwa Asiodu, PhD, MS, RN, University of California, San Francisco

Ifeyinwa Asiodu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. She received a BSN from the University of Southern California,her MS and PhD from UCSF School of Nursing, and completed postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois, at Chicago. The long-term ...Read more >

Melanie Baca, MD, University of New Mexico

Melanie Baca is an Associate Professor and Family Medicine physician at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Baca is particularly invested in adolescent reproductive health, the prevention of unintended pregnancy, and health disparities related to these issues. Following residency, she contributed to the development of an Adolescent Medicine Fellowship focused on reproductive health within her ...Read more >

Marquitta Dorsey, PhD, MSW, Loyola University of Chicago

Marquitta Dorsey is an Assistant Professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. She received her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, a Master’s of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University, ...Read more >

Faith Fletcher, PhD, MA, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Faith Fletcher is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. As a social scientist committed to health equity research among women, her research program is grounded in methodological and theoretical approaches from the fields of public health, bioethics, and behavioral science and ...Read more >

Comfort Olorunsaiye, PhD, MPH, Arcadia University

Comfort Olorunsaiye is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Arcadia University. She holds a Doctorate in Health Services Research and a Master of Public Health degree with concentration in Maternal and Child Health. This award will support her research in understanding the perceived risks and impact of unintended pregnancy on the contraceptive behaviors of ...Read more >

Goleen Samari, PhD, MPH, MA, Columbia University

Goleen Samari is an Assistant Professor in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Samari’s research focuses on disparities at the intersections of migration, race/ethnicity, and gender and sexual and reproductive health (SRH). She is a public health researcher and demographer and one of a ...Read more >

Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD, MPH, MS, Indiana University

Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). Originally from Atlanta, GA, she received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University. She concurrently completed a Master in Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Tucker Edmonds trained ...Read more >

Adaobi Anakwe, MPH, Saint Louis University

Adaobi Anakwe is a second-year doctoral student at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri where she is pursuing a degree in Epidemiology with a focus on maternal, child and family health under the supervision of Dr. Pamela Xaverius. Prior to joining the College for Public Health and Social Justice at SLU, she graduated with a ...Read more >

Samantha Auerbach, MSN, WHNP-BC, ANP-C, University at Buffalo

Samantha Auerbach is a sexual and reproductive health Nurse Practitioner and PhD student in Nursing at the University at Buffalo. Sam is a clinician at Planned Parenthood, where she has developed clinical expertise in contraceptive and abortion care. Since starting her doctoral program, she has been working with SFP members Gretchen Ely and Kafuli Agbemenu ...Read more >