Suzan Goodman, MD, MPH

Fellowship and Curriculum Director, TEACH Program
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine

Dr. Goodman served as TEACH Director (2005 – 2015), Director of Medical Education for Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (2003 – 2007), and Training Director for the California Access through Primary Care (HWPP) (2005 – 2007) and a member of its Data Safety and Monitoring Committee. She continues to be active in policy through her work with the California Academy of Family Physicians, Physicians for Reproductive Health and the Society of Family Planning. She is currently a member of Planned Parenthood's National Medical Committee and Physicians for Reproductive Health's Residency Education Initiative National Advisory Committee.

Her research interests include contraceptive access and counseling, long acting reversible contraceptives, miscarriage management, reproductive health training in primary care specialties, and predictors of ongoing provision. Her international work has focused on capacity building of urban and rural reproductive health providers.


Areas of interest:

  • Contraceptive access, counseling and adherence
  • Long acting reversible contraceptive methods
  • Systems change approaches to reproductive health improvements
  • Reproductive health training in primary care specialties
  • Predictors of reproductive health provision after training
  • Management of early pregnancy loss
  • International capacity building of reproductive health providers
  • Integrative Health and Mind Body Medicine


Ongoing research projects:

  • Beyond the Pill research and training (PI, Harper)
  • Simulations for complication management in reproductive health (PI, Goodman)
  • Ongoing evaluation eesearch, TEACH Program (PIs Goodman & Dehlendorf)
  • Leadership initiatives to improve reproductive health provision (PIs Goodman & Dehlendorf)
  • Training APCs to competence in uterine aspiration (PIs Weitz & Levi)



  • Stanford University, Medical Training
  • University of California, Berkeley, Master's in Public Health and Research Fellowship
  • University of California, San Francisco, Faculty Development Fellowship 
  • University of Washington, Residency Training in Obstetrics
  • Contra Costa Regional Hospital, Residency Training in Family Medicine