Aishat Olatunde, MD, University of Washington

Twenty percent of clinically recognized pregnancies result in early pregnancy loss (EPL). One of the most common symptoms of EPL, vaginal bleeding in pregnancy, accounts for 2% of all visits to the emergency department (ED) every year. Treatment options that can be offered to patients in the ED include expectant, medical, or surgical management. All ...Read more >

Shaalini Ramanadhan, MD, Oregon Health and Science University

Cannabidiol (CBD) use has increased markedly in recent years and the compound is found in many new supplements and foods.  Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) containing ethinyl estradiol (EE) and levonorgestrel (LNG) likely share a metabolic pathway with CBD via the CYP3A4 enzyme.  As a result, a drug-drug interaction may exist and CBD may be an inducer ...Read more >

Amy Caldwell, MD, The University of Chicago

Catholic-affiliated hospitals provide an increasingly significant proportion of obstetric care in the United States.  Patients who deliver at Catholic-affillated hospitals encounter unique obstacles to post-partum contraception due to the influence of theologic doctrine on institutional policies prohibiting the provision of contraceptive services. There is growing concern that patients face a multitude of barriers to the receipt ...Read more >

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 >