Coffee and Conversations with the Women and Gender Resource Center
Thursday, April 13th 1 pm - 2 pm; the Culp Student Center, Room 219
The Center for Applied Research and Evaluation in Women’s Health is a leader in advancing women’s health and well-being across the lifespan through research and training focused on priority health issues in our region and beyond. Join staff/faculty from CARE Women’s Health to discuss factors associated with a singular project, the Choose Well Evaluation, an evaluation of the South Carolina contraceptive access initiative, Choose Well. Through our conversation, we will consider historical context, barriers and facilitators of access to reproductive healthcare, and preliminary findings regarding the initiative’s success.
Nerd Talk with Liane Ventura - Society of Behavioral Medicine Women’s Health Special Interest Group
Contraceptive Access at Federally Qualified Health Centers During the South Carolina Choose Well Initiative: A Qualitative Analysis of Staff Perceptions and Experiences
Liane Ventura's invited Nerd Talk about contraceptive access in South Carolina among FQHC clinics.Watch here.
Health4Her Seminar June 8, 2022: Dr. Cynthia H. Chuang
Impact of State and Federal Policies on Contraceptive Use and Costs
Cynthia H. Chuang, MD, MSc is a physician-scientist who is passionate about improving preventive care and reproductive wellness for women. She is Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Penn State University College of Medicine and Hershey Medical Center, where she leads a thriving division of academic physicians and scientists leading innovative educational programs and research, and in recent times, caring for the patient community during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a general internist, primary care provider, and health services researcher with a principal research interest in developing evidence to enhance reproductive wellness for women. Her work has been funded by the NIH, PCORI and AHRQ, including a current R01 to study how state and federal contraceptive coverage policies affect women’s access to contraceptive care. To view a recording of the seminar, click here.
Health4Her Seminar January 19, 2022: Dr. Chloe E. Bird
Assessing the Societal Impact of Increasing Funding for Research on the Health of Women
A nationally recognized scholar, Dr. Chloe Bird is a senior sociologist at RAND, where she studies women's health and determinants of sex/gender differences in health and health care. She has served as senior advisor in the NIH Office for Research on Women's Health and editor-in-chief of Women's Health Issues, where she is now associate editor. Her current work includes a PCORI engagement award aimed at developing a research agenda to improve maternal health outcomes in Medi-Cal and a WHAM commissioned study to evaluate the societal and economic impacts of increasing funding for research on women's health and healthcare. Recent projects include research on the impact of over-the-counter access to emergency contraception on births. Her book Gender and Health: The Effects of Constrained Choice and Social Policies explored how policymakers and other stakeholders shape individuals' opportunities to pursue a healthy life and the need for research that improves women's health and reduces disparities. To view a recording of the seminar, click here.
“Write Right: Citation Manager Seminar” Wednesday, December 15th, at 12:00 PM
In this seminar, you’ll learn what a citation manager is, how to start building and organizing your Zotero library, and how to operationalize Zotero for academic writing. This seminar is open students, faculty, and staff within the College of Public Health. To view a recordning of the seminar, click here.
Health4Her Seminar April 7, 2021: Dr. Patricia O'Campo
The State of Public Health Science on Racism and Health
Dr. O’Campo is Professor of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. and Canada Research Chair in Population Health Intervention Research. Dr. O’Campo is an internationally renowned public health scholar who has an active research program that focuses on understanding the health impacts of complex urban social problems experienced by low-income populations. Through her scholarship over the past 25 years, dedicated partnerships with affected communities, and academic leadership for over fifteen years, she has generated strong evidence around interventions to improve the lives of those living with multiple health, social and economic challenges. She has been widely recognized for her contributions to population well-being through the receipt of early, mid- and late-career awards given by national and international organizations such as the US Centers for Disease Control, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, US Institute of Medicine and was most recently inducted into the Royal Society of Canada. To view a recording of the seminar click here.
Health4Her Seminar February 10, 2021: Dr. Nancy Fleischer
Understanding Disparities in Birth Outcomes Using a Life Course Lens
Dr. Nancy Fleischer is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on how social and policy determinants affect health and health equity. Dr. Fleischer has undergraduate degrees in chemistry and Spanish from the University of Minnesota, an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. After her undergraduate years she served for nearly three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer, first in the Solomon Islands and then Kazakhstan. Following Peace Corps she worked in occupational health at the California Department of Public Health before beginning her MPH. After graduate school Dr. Fleischer served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She began her academic career as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina. She is currently an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan, where she studies how tobacco control policies affect health equity, and how structural racism affects birth outcomes and COVID-19 recovery. To view a recording of the seminar click here.
Health4Her Seminar December 2, 2020: Dr. Corinne Rocca
Reconceptualizing and Measuring Pregnancy Intentions: The Desire to Avoid Pregnancy Scale
Dr. Corinne Rocca is an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. She is faculty at UCSF’s ANSIRH Program (Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health), whose mission is to conduct innovative, rigorous, multidisciplinary research on complex issues related to people’s sexual and reproductive lives. Her research focuses on the conceptualization and measurement of pregnancy intentions, pregnancy decision-making, and the effects of “unintended” pregnancy on women’s lives and well-being. She holds an MPH in Population and Family Health from Columbia University School of Public Health and a doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. To view a recording of the seminar click here.
Health4Her Seminar October 28, 2020 - Dr. Catherine Vladutiu
Maternal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity in the United States
Maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity are no longer decreasing in the US like they are in other developed nations around the world. Furthermore, substantial disparities exist in maternal mortality and morbidity outcomes across race/ethnicity, socio-economic characteristics, and geographies. In this seminar, we will hear from one of the nations leading experts on these topics to learn more about these outcomes, trends, and disparities across the US and in Tennessee. Dr. Catherine Vladutiu is a Senior Epidemiologist in the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau and is helping to lead Federal research and programmatic initiatives to improve maternal health. We look forward to hosting Dr. Vladutiu for this virtual seminar and hope that you will be able to join us. To view a recording of the seminar click here.
Health4Her Seminar February 2020 - Dr. Sylvester Orimaye
Geographic Variation in Teen Births: What We See and Implications for Policy and Practice
Health4Her Seminar November 2019 - Dr. Kate Beatty & Liane Ventura
Delivering Reproductive Health Care in the US Southeast: Clinic Policies and Practices
Health4Her Seminar September 2019 - Dr. Mike Smith
Women’s Attitudes about Abortion in the US South
Health4Her Seminar April 2019 - Dr. Nathan Hale
Women and Contraception in the US South: Evidence from the 2017 Statewide Survey of Women
Health4Her Seminar February 2019 - Drs. Katie Baker, Mary Ann Littleton, Erin Mauck,
Ivey Click, and Julia Dodd
In Their Own Words: Southern Women’s Experiences with Birth Control and Pregnancy