Scholar Spotlight: Jessica Sanders

  • Reproductive Health
  • Health Care Reform
  • Women

This week highlights Jessica Sanders, a professor at the University of Utah who has worked extensively with HER Salt Lake Initiative, a nonprofit that advocates for contraceptive rights. With this group, Jessica worked to get her research into discussions about an Utah bill regarding access to contraception. This week, she presented her experiences to the Utah SSN Chapter at its fall semester chapter meeting, discussing best practices for working with policymakers. She explained the importance of coalition building, the use of academic credentials, and messaging for specific audiences.

Scholar Spotlight

Research Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine

Sanders’ expertise is in reproductive epidemiology, contraception and abortion. Her research focuses on issues of public health, obstetrics, and gynecology.