Investigating pregnancy preferences among Latinx people in the Southwest United States
Abortion, Contraception
Awarded 2022
Emerging Scholars in Family Planning
Isabel Muñoz, MPH
University of California, San Francisco

Isabel Muñoz is a second-year PhD student in Epidemiology at the University of California- Berkeley (UCB) and a research manager for the University of California – Advancing New Standards In Reproductive Health’s, Attitude and Decision-making After Pregnancy (ADAPT) study. After interning for Ibis Reproductive Health, Isabel knew she wanted to continue conducting research on sexual and reproductive health. She is interested in understanding access to reproductive care and has a background in quantitative and qualitative research in the U.S. Isabel is passionate about reproductive justice and conducting research to improve access and the quality of care for marginalized individuals. Isabel will use ADAPT data to conduct quantitative analysis that will investigate pregnancy preferences, overall and by race and ethnicity-with a particular focus on Latinx identifying people. She will partner with community consultants to integrate their expertise and knowledge for data analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of the results. Isabel received her BS in Human Biology with Honors from the University of California Santa Cruz, earned her MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the UCB, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Epidemiology from UCB.