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John Abramson MD, MS

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John Abramson served as a family physician for 22 years and is the author of "Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine" … Read

Janice Acton

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Janice Acton lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she has worked for the past 20 years as researcher, evaluator, writer and editor. In … Read

Amy Allina

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Amy Allina is deputy director of the National Women's Health Network, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that works to improve the … Read

Paula Amato MD

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Paula Amato is a reproductive endocrinologist and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Oregon Health & Science University.

Onyekachukwu Iloabachie Anaedozie

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Onyekachukwu Iloabachie Anaedozie is a certified public health professional with experience in health policy and program management and development since 2004. She has … Read

Jill Arnold

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Jill Arnold is a consumer advocate and works as a consultant to Consumer Reports on maternity care topics and cesarean rate reporting in … Read

Veronica I. Arreola

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Veronica I. Arreola is a professional feminist, writer and mom. She directs the Center for Research on Women and Gender's Women in Science … Read

Mary Lou Ballweg

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Mary Lou Ballweg is founder, president and executive director of the Endometriosis Association, the first organization in the world devoted to endometriosis. Credited … Read

Ellen Barlow

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Ellen Barlow is an experienced writer and editor specializing in health, biomedical science, public health and higher education. She is co-author of "Every … Read

Shannon Berning

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Shannon Berning is executive editor for Wharton Digital Press and books editor for [email protected] She wrote the "Relationships with Women" chapter for the … Read

Kelly Blanchard, MSc

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Kelly Blanchard is president of Ibis Reproductive Health. Her research has included clinical and social science studies on improving contraception and abortion technologies, … Read

Hanne Blank

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Hanne Blank is a historian, writer and activist who works at the intersection of bodies, sex and culture, specializing in the history of … Read

Susan Blank, MD, MPH

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Susan Blank is an assistant commissioner at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and a medical epidemiologist with the … Read

Chris Bobel

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Chris Bobel is an associate professor of women's studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She teaches Feminist Theory, Intro to Women's and … Read
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Linda Brent PhD, MBA

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Linda Brent, PhD, MBA is executive director of Paremus Foundation. A primatologist and nonprofit manager, Dr. Brent has published widely on animal welfare … Read

Cathryn E. Brubaker, PhD

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Cathryn E. Brubaker holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has taught introductory and gender-based sociology courses at … Read

Ellen A. Bruce, JD

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Ellen A. Bruce, is director of the Gerontology Institute of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of … Read

Andrea J. Buchanan

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Andrea J. Buchanan is a New York Times bestselling author whose whose work includes the multimedia young adult novel "Gift," published by Open … Read

CaitieCat

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CaitieCat is a blogger, poet, queer activist, painter, grandmother, writer, musician, person with chronic pain, polyglot and linguist, and proud Marxist feminist.

Juaquita D. Callaway, MD

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Juaquita Callaway is a holistic gynecologist in the metro Atlanta area. She integrates conventional and natural treatment options to provide a comprehensive medical … Read
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Dylan Campbell

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Dylan Campbell is a junior at Brooklyn College studying journalism and sociology. She aspires to tell people's stories.

Robyn Churchill, CNM, MSN

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Robyn Churchill is a certified nurse midwife and research director at Ariadne Labs and Harvard School of Public Health. Currently, Robyn is working … Read

Barbara Collura

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Barbara Collura joined RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association in September 2004 as the director of chapter and constituent services. In April 2007, Barbara … Read

Katsi Cook

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Katsi Cook is an elder Mohawk midwife who works to promote processes of care, both clinical and socio-cultural, that support Native American women … Read

Raquel Cool

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Raquel is a founding member of We are Egg Donors, an international self-advocacy group for egg providers. Her writing has been featured in … Read

Mary E. Costanza, MD

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Mary E. Costanza has been promoting women's health issues since 1970. While they have been many good changes, she believes there is still … Read

Sarah Cox, CNM, MPH, MSN

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Sarah Cox has been working in community and women's health for over 30 years. During those years, she has had the opportunity to … Read

Carol Dansereau

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Carol Dansereau is an environmental organizer/attorney who works with farm workers in Washington State on pesticide issues. Before joining the staff of the … Read

Marcy Darnovsky, PhD

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Marcy Darnovsky is executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society, a Berkeley, Calif.-based public affairs organization working to encourage responsible uses … Read

Sayantani DasGupta, MD, MPH

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Originally trained in pediatrics and public health, Sayantani DasGupta is a faculty member at the Master's Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University … Read

Elizabeth Davis

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Elizabeth Davis, a renowned expert on women's issues, has been a midwife, women's health care specialist, educator and consultant for over 30 years. … Read

Cheryl de Jong-Lambert

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Cheryl de Jong-Lambert is the director for internal communications at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. She lives in Manhattan with … Read

Dave deBronkart

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Dave deBronkart ("e-Patient Dave"), creator of the patient empowerment mantra "Gimme My Damn Data," is surely the world's best-known advocate for patient data … Read

Kristin DeJohn

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Kristin DeJohn, an award-winning writer and television producer, has been honored by the American Medical Association and by the Alliance for Women in … Read

Bella DePaulo, PhD

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Bella DePaulo (Ph.D., Harvard; visiting professor, UC Santa Barbara), an expert on single life, is the author of several books, including "Singled Out: … Read

Joan Ditzion

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Joan Ditzion is an original founder of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective and co-author of all nine editions of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” … Read

Petra L. Doan, PhD

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Petra Doan is a professor of urban and regional planning at Florida State University. In addition to numerous publications on planning in developing … Read

Leilani Doty, PhD

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Leilani Doty is the director of the University of Florida (UF) Cognitive and Memory Disorder Clinics and a UF Department of Neurology faculty … Read

Carol Drury

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Carol Ratliff Drury is Education Program Coordinator & Associate Director of the Endometriosis Association, a self-help organization founded in 1980 with international headquarters … Read

Eliza Duggan

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Eliza Duggan is a law student at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt). She has a Bachelor of Arts in … Read

Kezia L. Ellison

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Kezia Ellison is founder and president of Educating Teens, Inc. A non-profit organization, Educating Teens provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS & STI prevention education to … Read

Jean Elson, Ph.D.

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Jean Elson is senior lecturer emerita, department of sociology, University of New Hampshire. For many years, she taught classes in sociology of gender; … Read

Liz Fabel, MPH

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Liz Fabel is a Boston-area public health grant writer and business development specialist with over 23 years of experience in global and community … Read

Gloria Feldt

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Gloria Feldt is renowned activist, speaker and author on women's rights, power and leadership. She is co-founder of Take The Lead, a groundbreaking … Read

J. Amanda Ferry

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A mother, a geek, and a feminist, living outside of Boston.

Barbara Fildes MS, CNM, FACNM

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Barbara Fildes practiced midwifery for 30 years in urban, suburban and rural settings. Midwifery was a natural extension of her nursing and advocacy … Read

Rebecca Firestone

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Rebecca Firestone is a social epidemiologist and evaluator committed to ensuring that women's rights are promoted through effective and evidence-based public health programs … Read

June Rogers Flahie, BA, MEd

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June Rogers Flahie has been a writer and editor for read than 20 years in Toronto, Canada. She has served in senior editor … Read

Anna Forbes, MSS

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Anna Forbes, a Washington, D.C.-based writer, policy analyst, organizer, and women’s health activist, has worked in HIV/AIDS continuously since 1985. Now an independent consultant … Read

Stacey May Fowles

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Stacey May Fowles is a writer and magazine professional living in Toronto. Her first novel, "Be Good," was published by Tightrope Books in … Read

Ruth Fretts

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Dr Ruth Fretts is a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist and has been studying stillbirth for 25 years, she is an Assistant Professor at … Read

Marlene Gerber Fried

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Marlene Gerber Fried is a longtime activist and scholar. She was the founding president and is current board member of the National Network … Read

Jaclyn Friedman

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Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, educator and activist, and editor of "Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without … Read

Hilary Gerber, DO

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Hilary Gerber is a family practice resident who completed a pre-doctoral research fellowship on labor and delivery interventions. Before medical school, she trained … Read

Henci Goer

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Henci Goer, award-winning medical writer and internationally known speaker, is an acknowledged expert on evidence-based maternity care. Her first book, "Obstetric Myths Versus … Read

Cynthia A. Gómez

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Cynthia A. Gómez is founding director of the Health Equity Institute at San Francisco State University, an organization dedicated to innovative community-science partnerships … Read

Arielle Greenberg

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Arielle Greenberg is the author of two books of poetry and co-editor of several poetry anthologies. Her latest book is "Home/Birth: A Poemic," … Read

Alan Greene, MD, FAAP

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Alan Greene is a practicing pediatrician and a leading voice in children's health and the environment. He is a graduate of Princeton University … Read

Marjorie Greenfield, MD

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Marjorie Greenfield is author of "The Working Woman's Pregnancy Book" and is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Case Western Reserve University … Read
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Susan Greenhalgh

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Susan Greenhalgh is a professor of anthropology and the John King and Wilma Cannon Fairbank Professor of Chinese Society at Harvard. Previously, she … Read

Margaret Morganroth Gullette, PhD

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Margaret Morganroth Gullette is a prize-winning writer of nonfiction, and an internationally known age critic, essayist, and activist. Her latest book, "Agewise: Fighting … Read
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Tara Haelle

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Tara Haelle is a freelance science and multimedia journalist who specializes in writing about women's health, prenatal health, pediatrics, mental health, vaccines, infectious … Read

Aaron Hamlin

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Aaron Hamlin, MPH, Esq., is the executive director of Male Contraception Initiative, a nonprofit that builds public support for new male contraceptives and … Read

Polly F. Harrison

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Polly Harrison has been senior advisor at AVAC since 2009, after 12 years as founder/director of the Alliance for Microbicide Development, a coalition … Read

Ted Heck, MCJ

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Ted Heck works in HIV prevention at the Virginia Department of Health. Volunteer activities include anti-violence and advocacy work in LGBQ and especially … Read

Steph Herold, MPH

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Steph Herold is the deputy director of the Sea Change Program, a new non-profit project of the Tides Center. Sea Change is dedicated … Read

Katharine Hikel, MD

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A lifelong women's health activist, Katharine Hikel (Trina) was schooled at Harvard, at the Women's Health Collective in Berkeley, Calif., and at the … Read

Christine L Hitchcock, PhD

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Christine Hitchcock is a research psychologist with interests in risks and public discourse about extended oral contraception; normal menstrual cycle physiology; bone health; … Read

Anita P. Hoffer, PhD, EdD

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Anita P. Hoffer worked at Harvard Medical School for over 25 years, where she served as an associate professor and director of research … Read
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Bethany Young Holt

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Bethany Young Holt, PhD, MPH is an epidemiologist who leads the global collaboration of researchers, funders, and advocates working toward a new field … Read

Frances K. Howell

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Frances K. Howell is the executive director of DES Action USA, where she works to educate, empower and advocate for those exposed to … Read

Jin In

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Jin In is Eastern born, Western bred with a global vision of empowering the worldีs poorest girls as a powerful lever to make … Read

Deborah Issokson, PsyD

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Deborah Issokson is a licensed psychologist specializing in perinatal mental health. Since 1993, she has provided psychotherapy for women and their partners as … Read

Lisa Jervis

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Lisa Jervis is the founding editor and publisher of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, the founding board chair of Women in Media … Read

Carole Joffe, PhD

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Carole Joffe is a professor at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at … Read

Laura Kaplan

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Laura Kaplan is a lifelong activist and the author of "The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service." She was a … Read

Mara Kardas-Nelson

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Mara Kardas-Nelson is a journalist and researcher focusing on health, environment, social justice, development, local culture, and international affairs. Her work has appeared … Read

Elizabeth Kavaler, MD

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Elizabeth Kavaler is an attending urologist at both Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Presbyterian, director of urogynecology at Lenox Hill Hospital, and … Read

Barbara Keddy

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Barbara Keddy's research in women's health has a focus on race, age and culture. She has received Canadian national and provincial funding developing … Read

Jean Kilbourne

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Jean Kilbourne is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol … Read

Tekoa L. King CNM, MPH

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Tekoa L. King is a clinical health sciences professor in the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. She is … Read

Sheryl A. Kingsberg, PhD

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Sheryl Kingsberg is the chief of behavioral medicine at MacDonald Women's Hospital/University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Professor in Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry … Read

Katy B. Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA

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Katy B. Kozhimannil is an assistant professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public … Read

Kathryn Krase

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Kathryn Krase is a social worker, lawyer, social work educator and mom to Jack. Her interest in reproductive rights grew out of an … Read

Jacqueline Lapidus, MTS

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Jacqueline Lapidus, co-editor of "The Widows' Handbook: Poetic Reflections on Grief and Survival" (Kent State University Press 2014), was a consulting editor for … Read

Linda Layne

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Linda Layne is the mother of two fine sons. Her work includes "Motherhood Lost: A Feminist Account of Pregnancy Loss in America" and … Read

Margaret Lazarus

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Margaret Lazarus is a documentary film director and producer and and is the executive director of Cambridge Documentary Films. Her films include: "Taking … Read

Mary Ann Leeper, PhD

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Mary Ann Leeper retired from The Female Health Company in 2013 where she was the senior strategic advisor and president and chief operating … Read

Esther Morris Leidolf

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Esther Morris Leidolf is the author of "The Missing Vagina Monologue." She is the founder of the the "MRKH Organization" and was the … Read

Mitchell Levine, MD

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Mitchell Levine is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He received degrees from … Read

Hope Lewis

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Hope Lewis is faculty director of Global Legal Studies and a founder of the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) … Read
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Elaine Lissner

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Elaine Lissner is founder and trustee of Parsemus Foundation, which works to advance innovative and neglected medical research, and managing director of its wholly-owned … Read

Alice LoCicero

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Dr. Alice LoCicero is a clinical psychologist with a longstanding interest in conventional and alternative approaches to women's health. She has a private … Read

Margaret Lock

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Margaret Lock is the Marjorie Bronfman Professor Emerita in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine and the Department of Anthropology at McGill … Read

Maurizio Macaluso

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Maurizio Macaluso, M.D., Dr.P.H. is an epidemiologist and is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Cincinnati Children's … Read
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Emily Maistrellis

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Emily Maistrellis, MSc, is an experienced public health and social science researcher in the fields of sexual and reproductive health and rights. She … Read

Alyson Martin

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Alyson Martin is an award-winning journalist, an author, a photographer, and an editor. She is the co-author of "A New Leaf: The End … Read

Lydia Mayer, MD, MPH, FACOG

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Lydia Mayer is an obstetrician-gynecologist and medical ethicist who practices to serve patients and patients' lives. A thoughtful clinician, her professional skills, interests … Read

Ginny Mazur

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Ginny Mazur has served as Community Partnership Director and in other jobs at Goddard House Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and Goddard House … Read

Elise Miller, MEd

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Elise Miller is director of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE), an international partnership established in 2002. CHE strengthens the science … Read

Ellen Miller-Mack

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Ellen Miller-Mack is a nurse practitioner who provided care to incarcerated women for 10 years, as part of her job at a community … Read

Ellen Sullivan Mitchell

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Ellen Sullivan Mitchell received her Ph.D. in nursing science from the University of Washington in 1987. As a faculty member at UW, her … Read

Rev. Irene Monroe

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Irene Monroe is an ordained minister, a motivational speaker, a weekly radio commentator on "All Rev'd Up" on WGBH, a Boston NPR station, … Read

Heidi Moore

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Heidi Moore is a writer and editor in Chicago who focuses on education, health and sustainability issues. Her writing has appeared in the … Read

Caroline Moore

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After receiving an MBA and working in business for 20 years, Caroline Moore is raising her children and relishing her new country life.  Diagnosed … Read

Sophia Moradian

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Sophia Moradian holds dual degrees in international and Middle East studies, with an economics concentration, from Boston College. She is currently a MPhil … Read

Cathleen E. Morrow, MD

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Cathy is a former midwife and current family physician whose focus is on women's health in her clinical practice and teaching humanism and … Read

Christine H. Morton, PhD

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Christine Morton is a medical sociologist whose research has focused on women's reproductive experiences, doula care, childbirth education, maternal mortality and morbidity and … Read

Shree Mulay

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Shree Mulay is associate dean and professor in the Division of Community Health and Humanities in the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, St. … Read

Claire Mysko

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Claire Mysko is an award-winning author and an internationally recognized expert on body image, leadership, and media literacy. Her book for girls, "You're … Read

Lin Nelson

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Lin Nelson teaches environment & community studies at Evergreen State College, Olympia WA. She works with organizations dealing with environment, workplace, women's lives … Read

Amie Newman

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Amie Newman is a writer, editor and global health communicator. She is also a writer/blogger for the Myhags digital platform. Currently, Amie consults … Read

Lisa M. Noguchi, CNM, MSN

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Lisa Noguchi is a certified nurse-midwife with over 20 years of experience in women's health research and clinical practice from teens to seniors. … Read

Craig Norberg-Bohm

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Craig Norberg-Bohm is a consultant in private practice.   Craig is the founder of Jane Doe Inc.’s Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign. He … Read

Patricia Owen-Smith, PhD

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Patricia Owen-Smith is a professor of psychology and women's studies at Oxford College of Emory University. She is currently serving as chair of … Read

Ruth Palombo

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Ruth Palombo, PhD, Assistant Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, designs programs that foster empowerment, independence and well-being for older adults. She … Read

William H. Parker, MD

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William H. Parker is a clinical professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UCLA School of Medicine and is the … Read

Sarah Elspeth Patterson, M.Ed.

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Sarah Elspeth Patterson, M.Ed., is a former sex worker, survivor and executive director of Persist Health Project, a peer-led community health organization based … Read

Su Penn

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Su Penn writes about homeschooling, raising a trans child, polyamory, adoption, sex, and read at her blog. Her article about her youngest child's … Read

Yvonne Piper, RN, FNP

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Yvonne Piper works as a primary care provider at Lyon-Martin Health Services in San Francisco. She has TA'ed two rounds of UCSF's Coursera … Read
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Megan Polanin

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Megan Polanin is a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Health Research, in Washington, D.C. Her work focuses on scrutinizing scientific research … Read

Jerilynn C. Prior MD, FRCPC, ABIM, ABEM

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Jerilynn Prior is a professor of endocrinology at UBC in Canada. Her work focuses on understanding women's reproduction (adolescence, menarche, menstrual cycles, ovulation, … Read

Jenni Grover Prokopy

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Jenni Prokopy is founder/editrix of ChronicBabe.com, where she draws on her experience with fibromyalgia and other conditions to teach women to build incredible … Read

Dr. Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik

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Dr. Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik is a sociologist researcher, licensed marriage & family therapist, and licensed certified social worker, Klawsnik & Klawsnik Associates, Canton, Mass. … Read

Nushin Rashidian

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Nushin Rashidian is an award-winning Iranian-American journalist. A Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alum, she focuses her reporting on drug policy, aging … Read
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Vicki Ratner MD

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Vicki Ratner, M.D., is the founder and president emeritus of the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA). Dr. Ratner was catapulted into action when, as … Read

Nancy Redd

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New York Times bestselling author of BODY DRAMA and DIET DRAMA. Harvard women's studies graduate. On a worldwide speaking tour designed to help … Read

Jessica H. Retrum

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Jessica Retrum is an assistant professor in the department of social work at MSU Denver. She has eight years of clinical experience in … Read

Marcie Richardson, MD

By Kiki Zeldes |
Marcie Richardson is an obstetrician-gynecologist who believes the only way that women can really be empowered is to understand and take charge of … Read

Gary A. Richwald, MD, MPH

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Gary A. Richwald is a communicable and infectious disease expert with training in internal medicine, preventive medicine, epidemiology and women's/reproductive health. A graduate … Read

Karin Ringheim, PhD, MPH

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Karin Ringheim spent 25 years as a social scientist with international organizations including the World Health Organization, the U.S. Agency for International Development, … Read
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Suzanne Robottitti

By Kiki Zeldes |
Suzanne Robotti is the founder and president of MedShadow Foundation, an online nonprofit that informs the public about the side effects, risks, and … Read
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Rebekah Rollston, MD, MPH

By Kiki Zeldes |
Rebekah Rollston is a primary care physician at Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts. Her professional interests include increasing access to primary care, health … Read
Amy Romano

Amy Romano

By Kiki Zeldes |
Amy Romano, MSN, CNM, is a nurse-midwife who has written extensively about evidence-based maternity care for books, online media, and professional journals. She … Read

Judith P. Rooks, CNM, MPH, MS

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Judith Rooks is a nurse-midwife, past-president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, epidemiologist with many years' service at the U.S. Centers for Disease … Read
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Amy Rosenman MD

By Kiki Zeldes |
Amy Rosenman is a clinical professor of health sciences at UCLA, where she is the director of urogynecology in Santa Monica.  She is … Read

Alice Rothchild, MD

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Alice Rothchild is a Boston ob-gyn who has been active in the women's movement since the early 1970s, when she worked on the … Read

Carol Roye

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Carol Roye is the author of "A Woman's Right to Know," a culmination of decades of experience and research into the history and … Read
Carol Sakala

Carol Sakala

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Carol Sakala is the director of Childbirth Connection programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families. She is a long-time maternity care … Read

Carolyn M. Sampselle, PhD. RN

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Carolyn M. Sampselle is the Carolyne K. Davis Collegiate Professor of Nursing at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She holds appointments … Read

Annie Sartor

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Annie Sartor is a core member of Breast Cancer Action's program team and leads BCAction's national campaigns and policy advocacy. Annie's activist background … Read

Gordon Schiff

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Gordon Schiff is a practicing internist, Associate Director of Brigham Center for Patient Safety Research, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard. He … Read
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Megan Schimpf, MD

By Kiki Zeldes |
Megan Schimpf received her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Michigan. She completed her residency in OB/GYN at the University of Connecticut … Read

Abby L. Schwarz

By Kiki Zeldes |
Abby Schwarz, Ph.D., is a behavioral ecologist (semiretired) and was one of 12 women who wrote the first edition of "Our Bodies, Ourselves" in … Read

Susan Sered

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Susan Sered is a professor of sociology at Suffolk University in Boston. Her publications include "Can't Catch a Break: Gender, Jail, Drugs and … Read

Ellen R. Shaffer, PhD

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Ellen R. Shaffer is co-director with Joe Brenner of the Center for Policy Analysis, which conducts policy research, analysis and advocacy. The Center … Read

Grace Shih, MD, MAS

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Grace Shih is an assistant professor at University of Washington in the department of Family Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at … Read

Jocelyn Sims

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Jocelyn Sims is a Chicago-area communications professional with read than 15 years of diverse writing, editing and communications experience. She has a bachelor's … Read

Mark Sloan

By Kiki Zeldes |
Mark Sloan is a pediatrician and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Norman P. Spack, MD

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Norman P. Spack is the co-founder of the Gender Management (GeMS) Service at Boston Children's Hospital, the first program in North America to … Read

Kimberly Springer

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Kimberly Springer is associate professor of womenีs studies specializing in mass media, social movements, and digital culture. Her books include "Living for the … Read

Minnah Stein

By Kiki Zeldes |
Minnah Stein is a teenage activist and founder of EMPOWERU who takes on issues important to teens. When she learned the alarming statistics … Read

Andy Steiner

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Andy Steiner, author of "Spilled Milk: Breastfeeding Adventures and Advice from Less-Than-Perfect Moms" (Rodale 2005), is a freelance writer and editor based in … Read

Heather Stephenson

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Heather Stephenson was the managing editor of the 2005 edition of "Our Bodies, Ourselves," editor of "Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause," and executive editor … Read

Naomi E. Stotland, MD

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Naomi Stotland is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco. Her primary research area is obesity … Read
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MJ Strauhal

By Kiki Zeldes |
MJ Strauhal, PT, DPT, BCB-PMD is a pelvic physical therapist at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR. She is board certified … Read

Ryann Summers

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Ryann Summers is a San Francisco-based yoga teacher and writer, with a background in counseling and women's health. She studied clinical psychology and … Read
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Carolyn Swenson MD

By Kiki Zeldes |
Carolyn Swenson, MD, is a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the University of Michigan.

Janelle S. Taylor

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Janelle S. Taylor is a professor of anthropology at the University of Washington, in Seattle. Her specialty is medical anthropology, meaning that she … Read

Kirsten M.J. Thompson

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Kirsten Thompson is a project director at the University of California, San Francisco, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. Her goal is to … Read

Trisha Torrey

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Trisha Torrey is Every Patient's Advocate, an expert in patient empowerment and advocacy. She is the author of four books, including "You Bet … Read

Cindy Turner-Maffei, MA, IBCLC, ALC

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Cindy Turner-Maffei's life/work has focused on maternal and infant nutrition and wellness. As a lead faculty member of the Healthy Children Project, Inc., … Read

Jeane Ungerleider, LICSW, BCD

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Jeane Ungerleider has been the director of counseling services at Boston IVF since 1986. She is consultant to individuals and couples on topics … Read

Anne Urban

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Annie is a social, political and consumer advocate on issues of importance to parents, women and children. She blogs regularly about the art … Read

Cornelia van der Ziel, MD

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Cornelia van der Ziel retired from her practice as an OB/GYN. She worked as an OB/GYN since 1979, first for Kaiser in northern … Read

Pamela Vireday, CCE

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Pamela Vireday is a teacher, childbirth educator, speaker, freelance writer, and well-rounded mama to four kids. She writes at WellRoundedMama.blogspot.com and Plus-Size-Pregnancy.org, and … Read

Robin Wallace, MD, MAS

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Robin Wallace is a family physician and family planning specialist in North Texas. She sees herself first and foremost as a patient advocate … Read

Marc G. Weisskopf, PhD, ScD

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Marc G. Weisskopf is an associate professor of environmental and occupational epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. He received his doctorate … Read

Rose Weitz, PhD

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Rose Weitz is a sociologist and professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University. She has published numerous books and articles … Read

Tracy A. Weitz, PhD, MPA

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Tracy A. Weitz is a researcher and public policy advocate with broad expertise on abortion history, policy and care delivery. She received her … Read
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Laura Wershler

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Laura Wershler is a veteran sexual and reproductive health advocate who worked and volunteered with Planned Parenthood affiliated organizations in Canada for over … Read

Toni Weschler, MPH

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Toni Weschler is the author of the groundbreaking bestseller "Taking Charge of Your Fertility," as well as a revolutionary book on reproductive health … Read

Carolyn Westhoff, MD

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Carolyn Westhoff is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The College of Physicians and Surgeons, and professor of population and family health, … Read

Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN, FAAN

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Beverly Whipple, a certified sexuality educator, counselor and researcher, is the co?author of the international bestseller "The G Spot and Other Discoveries About … Read
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Jamia Wilson

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Jamia Wilson, a feminist media activist, is the executive director at Youth Tech Health, after serving as the TED Prize Storyteller. She is … Read

Beverly Winikoff, MD, MPH

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Beverly Winikoff is president of Gynuity Health Projects. She is also a professor of clinical population and family health at the Mailman School … Read

Karen Anne Wolf

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Karen Anne Wolf is a nurse sociologist and nurse practitioner educator living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has worked for read … Read

Fred L. Wyand

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Fred Wyand has directed ASHA's HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention Center since 2003, and has served as editor of HPV News since that … Read

Susan Wysocki, WHNP, FAANP

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Susan Wysocki is a nationally recognized expert, opinion leader, speaker, writer, and consultant in the field of women's health. She is the president … Read

Susan Yanow, MSW

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Susan Yanow is a long-time reproductive rights activist and was the founding executive director of the Abortion Access Project. She is currently a … Read

Diony Young

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Editor of BIRTH: Issues in Perinatal Care since 1990, Diony authored the award-winning "Changing Childbirth: Family Birth in the Hospital," and many other … Read

Meg Young

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Meg Young is an undergraduate at Tufts University, where she hopes to study absolutely everything. During her gap year between high school and … Read

Kay Zakariasen

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Kay Zakariasen graduated from the University of Minnesota, served in the Peace Corps, came home to work in an inner-city school for 10 … Read

Deanna Zandt

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Deanna Zandt is a media technologist, co-founder and partner at Lux Digital, and the author of "Share This! How You Will Change the … Read

Miriam Zoll

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Miriam Zoll is an award-winning writer and the author of the memoir-expose "Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies" (Interlink, … Read

Diana Zuckerman, PhD

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Diana Zuckerman is president of the National Center for Health Research, in Washington, D.C. She is a frequently quoted expert on health and … Read

Janna Zwerner, MRC

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Janna Zwerner is a nationally renowned disability rights advocate who has worked tirelessly for read than 30 years to promote the independence of … Read