Years ago, Dr. Monica Hahn thought she’d be more likely to end up protesting in the streets than seeing patients in an exam room. Now an assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine, Hahn is the daughter of Korean immigrants and the first person in her family to go to medical school.
Dr. Lauren Ralph of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health is taking the challenges of adolescent sexual health research head on. “We’re doing a disservice if we can’t gather their perspectives and experiences and make better policy for them.”
Dr. Ifeyinwa Asiodu’s research isn’t meant to sit in journals. “To know that my work is resonating with people and that they can use it to amplify and support the work they’re doing is one of the biggest motivating factors for me,” she says. “That’s why I do this work.”
There is very little data about HIV in the Middle East to begin with, and funding and attention dedicated to eradicating the epidemic often ignores trans women. Dr. Rachel L. Kaplan is out to change that.
Seeing the importance of pregnancy and birth in women's lives led Dr. Alison El Ayadi to her groundbreaking work on exploring the continuum of care for obstetric complications, focused specifically on helping women return to normal lives after fistula repair.