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 >

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 >