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I am interested in exploring under-represented areas of sexual and reproductive health and utilizing innovative recruitment and data collection methodologies in my research. My dissertation work is focused on exploring neighborhood racial and socioeconomic polarization as a contributor to contraceptive use, and determining whether Medicaid expansion differentially affected contraceptive use by neighborhoods in the US using restricted geographic data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG).

I have over 10 years of experience conducting research and managing programs in international and domestic settings. In addition to my current doctoral work, I am also an Associate Scientist at FHI 360, where I am leading the longitudinal data analysis of a contraception continuation study in South Africa and Zambia. I received my MPH in Health and Social Behavior from the University of California, Berkeley.

Research Interests

Access to family planning and abortion in the US and globally; digital health and reproductive health; infertility and access to assisted reproductive technologies.


Ilene S. Speizer, Jessica Su