Changemakers in Family Planning: Cassondra Marshall
Awarded 2019
Changemakers in Family Planning
Cassondra Marshall, DrPH, MPH
University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Cassondra Marshall is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health program at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Dr. Marshall was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research and received training in delivery science research. Dr. Marshall was also a research fellow in the Division of Reproductive Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, working on the development of the US Quality of Family Planning guidelines. She received her DrPH from UC Berkeley, her MPH in Community Health Sciences from UCLA, and her BA in Human Biology from Stanford University. As a health services researcher, she has expertise in patient-centered contraceptive care and has conducted studies on women’s contraceptive decision-making, contraceptive decision support tools, and cost sharing and contraceptive adherence. Using mixed methods and implementation science, the goal of her research program is to advance reproductive and maternal health equity by developing, implementing, and evaluating person-centered interventions and care delivery models that meet the needs of and improve the health of underserved populations. In one stream of current research, Dr. Marshall focuses health care delivery strategies to improve family planning care delivery to women of reproductive age with diabetes and other chronic medical conditions. She also has an active portfolio focused on community doula care as an intervention to improve maternal and infant health equity in California.