Post-Dobbs attitudes and value assessment of reproductive life planning among hematology providers caring for young patients with chronic hematologic conditions
Awarded 2023
Uta Landy Complex Family Planning Scholars
Preetha Nandi, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Nandi is originally from the Southeast and grew up in Louisiana and North Carolina. She graduated from Yale University with degrees in Biochemistry and Economics and worked in grants management at the National Institutes of Health prior to medical school. She received her medical degree and her Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. During her medical training, she engaged with local Title X clinics to study statewide disparities in teen birth and repeat birth rates and was a leader in health care trainee advocacy against Georgia’s six-week abortion ban. She then completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. During residency, she continued her interest in health equity work by studying differential access to immediate postpartum contraception in Massachusetts and by creating a Health Equity Grand Rounds series in her department. Dr. Nandi is currently a Complex Family Planning fellow at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She hopes to continue to build a research foundation in disparities in contraception and abortion access, health equity and physician advocacy.

This project will help identify ways that the Dobbs decision has differentially impacted medically complex patients by evaluating how hematology providers have transformed their counseling and referral patterns in medical decision-making around their patients’ reproductive life planning goals. This research will highlight evidence-based, multidisciplinary approaches to valuing and protecting access to reproductive health services for patients with complex medical needs.