Jennifer Karlin, MD, PhD

Family Planning Fellow


Areas of interest:

  • Complex care and chronic illness
  • US urban health
  • Economically-vulnerable patients
  • Reproduction
  • Family planning
  • Obstetrics
  • Gender
  • Palliative care
  • Addiction medicine
  • Clinical ethics
  • Medical education
  • Medical anthropology
  • History of medicine
  • Community-based participatory research



  • Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Science in Society Program (SiSP)
  • University of Chicago, Master's in Anthropology
  • University of Chicago, PhD in The Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science (CHSS)
  • University of Chicago, Medical Degree
  • University of California at San Francisco, Residency in Family and Community Medicine



  1. Karlin J. “Hematology and Oncology.” First Aid For The Family Medicine Boards, Third Edition, edited by Tao Le et al., McGraw-Hill Education, 2017.
  2. Holmes SM, Karlin J, Stonington SD, Gottheil DL. The First Nationwide Survey of MD-PhDs in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Training Patterns and Career Choices. BMC Med Ed 2017;17(1):60. PMID: 28327141.
  3. Halverson CM, Wang JY, Poulson M, Karlin J, Crowley-Matoka M, Ross LF. Living Kidney Donors Who Develop Kidney Failure: Excerpts of Their Thoughts. Am J Nephrol 2016;43(6):389-96. PMID: 27222023.
  4. Karlin J. Loss and Gain in Translation: Financial Epidemiology on the Southside of Chicago. Public Culture 2013;25(3):523-50.
  5. Karlin J, Borofsky A. Regeneration: Telling Stories from Our Twenties. Penguin Putnam, 2003.