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Amy Alspaugh

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Chapter Member: Tennessee SSN
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About Amy

Alspaugh's research focuses on the reproductive health needs, desires, and concerns of womxn in midlife. Other interests include women's health, contraception and abortion, the midwifery workforce, and patient-centered healthcare delivery. Alspaugh is currently working as a Postdoctoral Scholar at UCSF and will start work as an Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

In the News

"We Must Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage," Amy Alspaugh (with Renee Mehra, Jamila K. Taylor, Toni Bond, and Linda S. Franck), Scientific American, March 11, 2021.


"Women's Contraceptive Perceptions, Beliefs, and Attitudes: An Integrative Review of Qualitative Research" (with Shannon Gleeson, Julie Barroso, Melody Reibel, and Shannon Phillips). Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health 65, no. 1 (2019): 64-84.

Examines the extant qualitative literature on women's contraception to illuminate common themes in women's perspectives through the lens of the feminist poststructuralist framework.

"Support UCSF’s Scholars at Risk Program to help relocate Ukrainian scholars, learners, and physicians" UCSF (forthcoming).

Describes key characteristics of nonpermanent contraceptive methods, including mechanism of action, correct use, failure rates with perfect and typical use, contraindications, benefits, side effects, discontinuation procedures, and innovations in the field. Discusses how contraceptive care is related to nursing ethics and health inequities.