[Nov 18, 2016] Dr. Amy Tsui, Contraception, a Social Vaccine: Part I

Interdisciplinary Research Seminars
When Nov 18, 2016
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Room B005, 206 W. Franklin
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Contraception, a Social Vaccine: Part I

Amy Tsui
Professor, Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Amy Tsui is Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health.  She directed the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health from 2002-2013 and prior to that was director of the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Her research interests relate to contraception, fertility and related reproductive health behaviors in low-income settings.  She serves as a Senior Technical Advisor to the Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 project which conducts rapid monitoring surveys of family planning indicators in 11 countries using smart-phone technology.  She also headed the Family Health and Wealth Study, a longitudinal study of nearly 5000 families in six national peri-urban settings in Africa.  She has published on the evolution of the international family planning movement, estimation of maternal deaths averted by contraceptive use, and variation in unwanted fertility with contraceptive service access in developing countries.  She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and serves or has served on a various scientific review and advisory committees of federal and international agencies and boards of non-governmental organizations.

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