Isabel Muñoz, MPH, University of California, San Francisco

Isabel Muñoz is a second-year PhD student in Epidemiology at the University of California- Berkeley (UCB) and a research manager for the University of California – Advancing New Standards In Reproductive Health’s, Attitude and Decision-making After Pregnancy (ADAPT) study. After interning for Ibis Reproductive Health, Isabel knew she wanted to continue conducting research on sexual ...Read more >

Nisha Verma, MD, MPH, Emory University

Dr. Nisha Verma is an obstetrician-gynecologist, complex family planning specialist, and clinician researcher committed to improving access to abortion care in the U.S. Southeast, which is her home. She was born in North Carolina to Indian immigrant parents, and received her Bachelor’s in Biology and Anthropology and her medical degree from the University of North ...Read more >

Sneha Challa, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Sneha Challa is a Postdoctoral Researcher at UC San Francisco. Her research focuses on understanding the interpersonal and normative influences on young people’s reproductive health and well-being. Her research interests stem from her Indian-American upbringing that involved balancing conflicting cultural expectations, particularly in the arena of sexual and reproductive health (SRH). Sneha pursued a ...Read more >

April Bell, PhD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco

April J. Bell is a community health researcher, social epidemiologist, and health equity advocate dedicated to improving the sexual and reproductive health outcomes of historically marginalized adolescents. Dr. Bell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Her research ...Read more >

Cirila Estela Vasquez Guzman, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

As a first-generation Latina immigrant indigenous scholar, Cirila Estela Vasquez Guzman aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice from an equity and inclusion perspective in order to reduce inequities in health access and outcomes. She is trained as a medical sociologist and brings expertise in conducting research with Latinx populations, community-based-participatory-research (CBPR), and ...Read more >

Jusung Lee, PhD, University of Texas at San Antonio

Jusung Lee is a health services researcher and his scholarly work focuses on the intersection of health policy and individuals’ health behaviors and health status, with an emphasis on racial minorities and underserved populations. Previously, he served as a Research Associate at East Tennessee State University where he was involved in women’s health research on ...Read more >

Ruvani Jayaweera, PhD, MPH, Ibis Reproductive Health

Ruvani Jayaweera has focused her career as an epidemiologist on documenting and evaluating interventions aimed at increasing access to information and support on self-managed abortion. During her time as a researcher at Ibis Reproductive Health, she has prioritized a research model that centers the needs of individuals and communities who stand to benefit most from ...Read more >

Sofia Jawed-Wessel, PhD, MPH, University of Nebraska Omaha

Sofia Jawed-Wessel is currently an Associate Professor at University of Nebraska at Omaha in the School of Health and Kinesiology and the Co-Director of the Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative (MSHRC). She holds a PhD in Health Behavior and a Master of Public Health, both from the School of Public Health at Indiana University. Dr. ...Read more >

Tuyet Mai Hoang, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Tuyet Mai Hoang is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). During her graduate training, she was a recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Predoctoral Fellowship for Minority Health from 2017 to 2019 for her clinical work in addressing mental health disparities for Communities ...Read more >

Ashley Jeanlus, MD, University of California, San Francisco

Complex Family Planning subspecialists have a critical role to improve the quality, safety, and value of health care experiences and facilitate community and health system uptake of evidence, empathy, and equity-based interventions into practice and policy across the sexual, reproductive, and perinatal life course of Black women, mothers, and people. This qualitative study will amplify ...Read more >