Mishka Peart, MD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Unintended pregnancy rates in the United States are highest among people between the ages of 18- and 24-years-old, the ages of most traditional college students. Prior studies have reported that unintended pregnancy is a contributor to students leaving college prior to degree completion, thus access to abortion care is important for continued college participation. There ...Read more >

Cara Delaney, MD, MPH, Boston Medical Center

Our aim is to evaluate a home follow-up alternative after medication abortion using low sensitivity pregnancy testing and a texted survey to assess abortion completion. We plan to enroll a prospective cohort of participants seeking medication abortion following the remote follow-up plan and compare it to a historical cohort of patients from the previous year ...Read more >

Nicole Economou, MD, University of California, San Diego

Cervical preparation with osmotic dilators is commonly used prior to dilation and evacuation procedures to decrease the risk of complications. Women have described the pain of dilator insertion as moderate to severe yet there have been few studies aimed at addressing pain during and after dilator insertion. This study will be a randomized controlled trial ...Read more >

Elana Tal, MD, MS, The Washington University

We propose to conduct a cross-sectional study of general obstetrician-gynecologists (OBGYNs) who care for patients with EPL. We will recruit OBGYNs who practice at academic medical centers and invite them to complete a quantitative survey designed to assess current EPL practice along with barriers and readiness to implement those management options not currently in place. ...Read more >

Sara Neill, MD, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

Mifepristone followed by misoprostol is a safe, highly effective (> 95%) method for medical termination of early pregnancy. New data reveals that administering mifepristone prior to misoprostol also has superior efficacy than misoprostol alone in the treatment of miscarriage, and practice recommendations have been updated to reflect this practice. Despite its safety and efficacy, few ...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 >

Marquitta Dorsey, PhD, MSW, Loyola University of Chicago

Marquitta Dorsey is an Assistant Professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work. She received her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, a Master’s of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University, ...Read more >

Goleen Samari, PhD, MPH, MA, Columbia University

Goleen Samari is an Assistant Professor in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Samari’s research focuses on disparities at the intersections of migration, race/ethnicity, and gender and sexual and reproductive health (SRH). She is a public health researcher and demographer and one of a ...Read more >

Amy E. Alterman, MPH, University of California Los Angeles

Amy Elizabeth Alterman is a Ph.D. Candidate in Culture and Performance at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research employs performance as an analytic framework in order to explore the sociocultural and experiential elements of reproductive and sexual health access. Simultaneously, her work investigates the potential of the performing arts to advance health equity. ...Read more >

Ariana Bennett, MPH, University of California, Berkeley

Ariana Bennett is currently a doctor of public health student at the University of California, Berkeley, with a designated emphasis in women, gender, and sexuality. Before returning to school, she worked for eight years with the Fellowship in Family Planning in Family Medicine alongside family physicians integrating abortion and contraception into primary care. In her ...Read more >