Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine, University of California, Davis
Medical Director, UCSF Family PACT Evaluation; Office of Family Planning, California Department of Health Care Services

Dr. Schwarz is a health services researcher who focuses on women's reproductive health. She is an Associate Editor of NEJM-Journal Watch Women’s Health and serves on the editorial board of Contraception. Dr. Schwarz spent 9 years at the University of Pittsburgh where she led the interdisciplinary Women’s Health Services Research Unit of the Center for Research on Health Care. Her research has been funded by NICHD, AHRQ, FDA, VA, the Society for Family Planning, the WK Kellogg Foundation, and the Hewlett Foundation. She has previously served as a Senior Medical Expert in Reproductive Health for the US Department of Veterans Affairs and as a member of the FDA's Advisory Committee on Reproductive Health Drugs. She is a Fellow of the Society of Family Planning, and past-chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine's Taskforce on Women's Health.


Areas of interest:

  • Contraceptive needs of women with chronic medical conditions
  • Preconception Care
  • Lactation and maternal health
  • Social Justice



  • San Francisco VA Medical Center, Fellowship in Women’s Health Services Research
  • University of California, San Francisco, Residency Training in Primary Care Internal Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco, Medical Doctorate
  • University of California, Berkeley, Master’s degree in Health and Medical Sciences