Over the last 20+ years, her research has centered on ways to improve reproductive and sexual health outcomes, while maintaining individuals' autonomy over reproductive and sexual health decisions She has worked extensively on reproductive health research both globally and domestically and has lived in Burkina Faso and Senegal. She has worked on many different aspects of strengthening reproductive health services including abortion services, contraceptive counseling and provision, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections, prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, cervical cancer screening and prenatal and maternal health care. She has (co)authored 80+ publications and currently sits on the Editorial Board of the journal, Contraception. Since joining the CUNY SPH faculty, her work has expanded to include conceptual strengthening of epidemiological methods and exploring the role of the microbiome in health.
PhD in Epidemiology from Columbia University, New York, NY
MPH in Community Health Education from CUNY Hunter College, New York, NY
BA in Political Science from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Reproductive health, epidemiological methods, causal inference