Dr. Jody Steinauer is our new Director

We are very pleased to announce that, after a competitive national search, Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS, will become Director of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and the Darney Distinguished Professor in Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health on February 1, 2018. As Director, Dr. Steinauer will lead a thriving organization of over 200 talented members who manage dozens of innovative research and training programs in abortion, contraception, HIV, adolescent sexual health, maternal health, and education and training. 

Dr. Jody Steinauer
Dr. Steinauer began her medical career at UCSF, where she also completed her MD, an ObGyn residency, a master’s degree in clinical research, and fellowships in Women’s Health Clinical Research and Family Planning. While she was a medical student, Dr. Steinauer founded Medical Students for Choice. Since joining the UCSF faculty as a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, she has provided clinical care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and focused on training and clinical and educational research. She is a member of the Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators and currently serves as Co-Director of the Fellowship in Family Planning, Research Director of the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program, Founding Director of Innovating Education in Reproductive Health, and Vice Chair of Education. She is also working toward a PhD in Health Professions Education from the UMC Utrecht - UCSF Health Professions Education program, focusing on teaching empathy and professionalism in the care of challenging patients. Dr. Steinauer’s experiences and successes as a clinician, educator, researcher, leader, and women’s health advocate position her well to lead our organization.