Silpa Srinivasulu, MPH, Reproductive Health Access Project

COVID-19 prompted healthcare organizations to innovate and adopt novel models for delivering abortion to their patients safely and with minimal contact. This project studies patients’ experiences of COVID-19-related telemedicine abortion, including mifepristone delivery, and examines the extent to which telemedicine shifted abortion access for patients served by the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) primary care network ...Read more >

May Sudhinaraset, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

In Spring 2020 amidst the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, UCLA Health implemented a no-test telemedicine abortion (NTTA) model of care, wherein women could access a medication abortion without an ultrasound or in-person clinic visit. Utilizing the strengths of our multi-disciplinary team, the proposed mixed-methods project seeks to examine potential differences between NTTA and clinic-based ...Read more >

Adrienne Ghorashi, JD, Temple University Beasley School of Law

Adrienne Ghorashi, JD is a Program Manager at the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Ms. Ghorashi is passionate about building multidisciplinary, open access, and community-engaged research that examines the role of laws and policies in creating or mitigating structural barriers to equitable abortion access through a Reproductive ...Read more >

Tyshaneka Saffold, PhD, Rutgers University - Camden

Tyshaneka Saffold is an Assistant Professor at the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden. Dr. Saffold’s program of research focuses on pregnancy prevention and family planning decision-making among adolescents with consideration for social determinants of health. Dr. Saffold has been a nurse for over 18 years, with clinical expertise in the areas of adolescent health, community/population health, ...Read more >

Rachel Dyer, MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rachel Dyer is a therapist, scholar, and activist. She earned both her BS (Psychology, Neurobiology) and MS (Counseling) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she remains a student today – now working to earn her PhD in Counseling Psychology. Broadly, Rachel’s scholarship examines the intersection of mental health and human reproduction, with the aim of ...Read more >

Dana Johnson, MPAff, University of Texas at Austin

Dana Johnson a PhD candidate in Public Policy and NICHD Predoctoral fellow at the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. As part of her dissertation research, Dana is investigating the safety, effectiveness, and acceptability of self-managed abortion using a misoprostol-alone medication abortion regimen in the US. This work is driven by ...Read more >

Maya Manian, JD, University of California, San Francisco

Maya Manian is a PhD student at the University of California San Francisco where she is pursuing a degree in Sociology. Prior to joining UCSF, she received a JD from Harvard Law School. She has been a Visiting Professor at American University Washington College of Law, Howard University School of Law, and University of California ...Read more >

Ortal Wasser, MSW, New York University

Ortal is a PhD Candidate at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University and holds an MSW from the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Through both practice and research, she is committed to promoting reproductive justice and equitable access to family planning ...Read more >

Sindhu K. Srinivas, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania

I am an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of Obstetrical Services, and Vice Chair for Quality and Safety with appointments in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. I have developed a successful research program in Maternal Fetal Medicine that ...Read more >

Stephanie Dukhovny, MD, MA, Oregon Health & Sciences University

After I finished my undergraduate degree at Santa Clara University in California, I moved to Boston where I completed my medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine. I was fortunate to stay at Boston Medical Center for my residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a department that had both strong Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) ...Read more >