Jennifer James, PhD, MSW, MSSP, University of California, San Francisco

Jennifer James is an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Health and Aging, the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Bioethics program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. James is a qualitative researcher and Black Feminist scholar whose research lies at the intersection of race, gender and health, with a ...Read more >

Andréa Becker, MA, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Andréa Becker (she/they) is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. As a medical sociologist, Andréa asks research questions regarding gender, sexuality, and reproduction. She is particularly interested in contested medical practices, or elements of health and wellness imbued with polarizing gendered meaning, such as abortion, sterilization procedures, and self-managed reproductive healthcare. ...Read more >

Marlene Joannie Bewa, MD, MPH, University of South Florida

Marlene Joannie Bewa is a doctoral student in Community and Family Health at the University of South Florida. Dr. Bewa’s project will explore how the current COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting society and affecting social, economic, political life as well as individuals’ health and wellbeing. There is no doubt that sexual and reproductive health and rights ...Read more >

Alice Cartwright, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Alice Cartwright is a doctoral student in Maternal and Child Health in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a predoctoral trainee with the Carolina Population Center. Alice received her MPH from the University of California, Berkeley. Before beginning her doctoral studies, Alice spent almost ...Read more >

Katie Donnelly, BA, Princeton University

Katie Donnelly is a doctoral candidate in Sociology and Social Policy at Princeton University. Her project will explore how long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) use has increased dramatically in recent years, with a nearly 5-fold increase between 2002 and 2012. One particular form of LARC, levonorgestrel intrauterine devices (IUDs), is quickly becoming the favored choice among ...Read more >

Rose Goueth, MS, Oregon Health & Science University

Rose is a National Library of Medicine Predoctoral Fellow and PhD candidate in Biomedical Informatics, focusing on Health & Clinical Informatics at Oregon Health & Science University, with an MS in Biostatistics from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her current dissertation work combines her interests in women’s health, consumer and health ...Read more >

Mobolaji Ibitoye, DrPH, MPH, The Ohio State University

Mobolaji Ibitoye is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Ohio State University Institute for Population Research. Her multidisciplinary public health training includes a DrPH in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University, and an MPH with dual concentration in Behavioral Sciences/Health Education and Epidemiology from Saint Louis University. Her past research activities span a range of sexual and ...Read more >

Angubeen Khan, MPH, University of California, Los Angeles

Angubeen Khan is a PhD student at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health studying Community Health Sciences and student affiliate with the California Center for Population Research. Angubeen’s research focuses on sexual and reproductive health of immigrant and migration-affected populations. Angubeen was the doctoral fellow for the UCLA Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive ...Read more >

Connie Lu, MD, Northwestern University

Connie Lu is a current resident OBGYN physician at Northwestern Memorial Hopsital and John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois. She started her education at Indiana University, where she obtained a dual degree in both Neuroscience and Gender Studies. There, she completed an honors thesis in Gender Studies titled, “Faking it: ...Read more >

Laurenia Mangum, MSW, University of Pittsburgh

Laurenia Mangum is a doctoral candidate in the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh. Family planning is an effective way of preventing unplanned pregnancies among birthing people, while providing autonomy and freedom of choice of how to grow one’s family and options for contraception use or terminating unplanned pregnancies. There is a ...Read more >