Aisha Mays, MD

Clinical Researcher, Department of Family & Community Medicine
Teaching Faculty, UC Berkeley/ UCSF Joint Medical Program

Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health

Dr. Mays' current research aims to increase adolescent and young adult access to long-acting reversible contraceptive methods in community health centers through comprehensive staff and provider trainings. Dr. Mays entered the world of research through her clinical practice at the Native American Health Center, where she began to have questions about the clinical care and outcomes of her adolescent patients. She believes in equitable reproductive health care access for all women regardless of age or socioeconomic status. Dr. Mays is a member of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals Clinical Advisory Committee, and faculty in Physicians for Reproductive Health Adolescent and Reproductive Sexual Health Education Program. 


Areas of interest:

  • Optimizing adolescent contraceptive care in school-based health centers
  • Improving access to comprehensive reproductive health care for adolescents and young women in community health centers
  • Identifying the sexual and reproductive health outcomes of commercially sexually exploited youth



  • Case Western Reserve University, Medical Doctorate
  • Clark Atlanta University, Bachelor of Science in Biology


In the news:  



  1. Biggs MA, Kaller S, Harper C, Freedman L, and Mays A. “Birth Control can Easily Take a Back Seat”: Challenges Providing IUDs in Community Health Care Settings. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 29 (2018): 226–242. 
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  2. Mays, A. “There is Hope: CSEC and The Medical Community.” Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2014 Oct;44(9):272-3.
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