Changemakers in Family Planning: Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson
Abortion, Contraception
Awarded 2019
Changemakers in Family Planning
Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, PhD, MPH
Ohio State University

Dr. Sealy-Jefferson is the Principal Investigator of the Social Epidemiology to Eliminate Disparities (SEED) Lab, whose mission is to conduct high quality epidemiologic research, framed by reproductive justice, to find solutions to the disproportionate burden of infant mortality among African Americans, with a focus on measuring and intervening upon systems of oppression. Her vision includes mentoring and training students from historically marginalized and under-represented groups using her voice to advocate for family planning in underserved communities, and collaborating with planning scholars to achieve social and reproductive justice for all.