Gabrielle deFiebre, MPH, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Gabrielle deFiebre is a PhD student in Community Health and Health Policy at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. She previously earned an MPH degree in Community Health Education from Hunter College and a BA from New College of Florida. Gabrielle currently works as the Associate Director of Research and Education ...Read more >

Keemi Ereme, MD, MPH, University of Illinois

Dr. Keemi Ereme is a second year OB/GYN resident at University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine in 2019. She has also completed a Master of Public Health degree in Global Health Communication at The George Washington University. Dr. Ereme plans to pursue fellowship in complex ...Read more >

Zahra Goliaei, MD, MPH, University of California, Merced

This proposed study is part of the applicant’s doctoral dissertation. Prior to entering the United States, she worked as a physician in Iran, where she began engaging with women’s family planning challenges. After moving to the US, she worked on health outcomes of refugees and conducted workshops on pre-post-natal care and family planning, for pregnant ...Read more >

Asha Hassan, MPH, Planned Parenthood North Central States

Asha Hassan is an early career Health Services Researcher and Epidemiologist. Asha completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in Gender and Women’s Studies with minors in global health and African studies in 2015. After graduating she moved to Nairobi, Kenya for a year to work as a research fellow ...Read more >

Sara Johnsen, MPP, MA, University of California, Los Angeles

Sara is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at UCLA and a Trainee at the California Center for Population Research, and completed her MPP in social policy at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA. Her dissertation uses mixed methods to investigate the policy, behavioral, and interactional mechanisms driving racial and socioeconomic ...Read more >

Priscilla Lopez, MPH, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

To help establish sexual and reproductive health (SRH) equity through early, consistent, and comprehensive sex education across all communities in the United States (US) is the long-term goal Priscilla has been working towards with each educational and professional experience. Sex education has typically rarely covered topics like LGBTQ healthcare, abortion, provider bias, among others. As ...Read more >

Chinelo Okigbo, MD, PhD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Objective: Pre-gestational diabetes increases the risks of adverse maternal and neonatal pregnancy outcomes such as preeclampsia, preterm delivery, neonatal macrosomia, and birth defects. These risks are further increased if the pregnancy was unplanned. This study aims to examine the prevalence, predictors, and consequences of unplanned pregnancy among women of reproductive age with pre-gestational diabetes in ...Read more >

Ashley White, MSPH, University of South Carolina

Despite the method’s effectiveness and safety, vasectomy remains an underutilized contraceptive method in the US. National data has shown there are significant disparities in vasectomy use based on men’s racial/ethnic identity, education, and income, however, questions remain about why these differences exist. Currently, there is limited empirical data on men’s views on vasectomy to help ...Read more >

Anna Chatillon-Reed, MA, University of California, Santa Barbara

Anna Chatillon is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara concentrating on reproduction, race, gender, and intersectionality. Her research traces the connections among reproductive healthcare policy and provision, women’s organizing, and intersecting structures of marginalization. Prior to entering graduate school, Anna worked as the Director of Policy and Advocacy for ...Read more >

Alexandra Calderon, BA, University of California, Davis

Alexandra Calderon is a second year medical student at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. As a Spanish-speaking, first-generation Latina immigrant, Alexandra looks forward to becoming a clinician able to provide comprehensive health care, including reproductive health services, to underserved families. Alexandra completed her BA in English Literature at the California State University, ...Read more >