Alice Cartwright

Project Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), University of California, San Francisco
Chapter Member: Bay Area SSN, California SSN
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About Alice

Cartwright’s current work is focused on examining the effects of state-level laws restricting access to abortion services on women’s lives in the United States. She has recently returned to reproductive health work in the U.S. context after 6 years of managing research and programs to inform policies that expand access to reproductive and maternal health pharmaceutical products globally. 


What Happened to Women's Health When the State of Ohio Forced the Use of Outdated Abortion Procedures?

  • Sarah C.M. Roberts
  • Ushma Upadhyay


"Provision of Injectable Contraceptives in Ethiopia through Community-Based Reproductive Health Agents" (with Ndola Prata, Amanuel Gessessew, and Ashley Fraser). Bulletin of the World Health Organization 89, no. 8 (2011): 556-64.

Concludes that community health workers can provide injectable contraception with a comparable level of safety, effectiveness, and acceptability as clinic-based health providers in Northern Ethiopia.

"Misoprostol Distribution at Antenatal Care Visits for Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage," (with Ndola Prata, Martine Holston, Rachel Weinrib, Matthew Hamilton, Dollina Odera, Emma Nesper, and Christine Kaseba), Venture Strategies Innovations, December 2010.

Summarizes operations research in Zambia that trained health providers on the prophylactic distribution of misoprostol to women for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage at home births (approximately 52% of births).

"Availability Case Study: Misoprostol in Tanzania," (with Ndola Prata, Melissa Higbie, Emmanuel Rwamushaija, and Olivia Reyes), Venture Strategies Innovations, November, 2012.

Outlines a system-level framework for assessing the nationwide availability of the obstetric drug misoprostol in Tanzania, including indicators to gauge progress and recommendations for next steps toward ensuring full access for women.