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Daniel Grossman

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, and Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), University of California, San Francisco
Chapter Member: Bay Area SSN, California SSN

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Grossman focuses his research on both clinical and social science studies aimed at improving access to contraception and safe abortion in the United States, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as evaluating the impact of integrating reproductive health and HIV services. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and serves on committees for professional organizations such as the American Public Health Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. As a faculty member in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF, Dan performs clinical work at San Francisco General Hospital. He is also a Senior Advisor with Ibis Reproductive Health. 


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Daniel Grossman quoted by Marie McCullough, "'Abortion pill reversal' Controversy Heats up with New Study" The Inquirer, April 6, 2018.
Daniel Grossman quoted by Molly Walker, "Will Latest 'Abortion Reversal' Case Series Change Practice?" MedPage Today, April 4, 2018.
Daniel Grossman quoted by Andrea Gonzalez-Ramirez, "Mississippi Could be the First State to Ban Abortion at 15 Weeks" Refinery 29, March 6, 2018.
Daniel Grossman quoted by Lisa Rapaport, "Recent Return from Deployment Tied to Preterm Births for Military Women" KFGO, March 2, 2018.
Daniel Grossman quoted by Kimberly Truong, ""Abortion Reversal" is a Dangerous Myth — Why is it Still Spreading?" Refinery29, February 2, 2018.
"These Birth Control Pills Should be Available without a Prescription," Daniel Grossman (with Kate Grindlay Kelly and MSPH), Teen Vogue, February 2, 2018.
Daniel Grossman's research on Andrew Gonzales-Ramirez, "Here's Why the 20-Week Abortion Ban is Based on Junk Science," Refinery 29, January 29, 2018.
Daniel Grossman's research on Nicole Knight, "California Campuses Could Soon See Expanded Abortion Access," Rewire, January 12, 2018.
Daniel Grossman's research on Ariana Eunjung Cha, "New Study on Abortion Pill Shows High Success, Low Rate of Complications," Washington Post, January 11, 2018.
Daniel Grossman quoted on understanding the effects of water contamination in Flint by Auditi Guha, "Not Just Flint: Water Crisis Studies Aim to Shed Light on Lead Problems Elsewhere" Rewire, November 20, 2017.
Daniel Grossman quoted by Sammy Nickalls, "We Spoke to the Doctor Behind the Viral Tweet on Abortion" Teen Vogue, October 5, 2017.
"Where's the Corporate Outrage about Restricting Women's Health Care?," Daniel Grossman, Dallas Morning News, August 24, 2017.
Daniel Grossman's research on the lack of scientific evidence for the 'reversal' method discussed by Maggie Mallon, "Anti-Abortion Activists Have a Scary New Tactic: Encouraging Women to 'Reverse' the Abortion Pill," Glamour, July 18, 2017.
"One Year after the Supreme Court's HB2 Ruling, Facts Matter More than Ever," Daniel Grossman, Huffington Post, June 27, 2017.
"One Year after Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Abortion Rights are Still in Danger," Daniel Grossman, Interview with Caitlin Cruz, Glamour, June 27, 2017.
Daniel Grossman's research on Becky Little, "The Science Behind the "Abortion Pill"," Smithsonian Magazine, June 23, 2017.
Daniel Grossman's research on Cameron Norsworthy, "Women are Using Google to Research Self-Induced Abortions, but One Doctor Has a Better Solution," Romper, June 20, 2017.
"Virginia is Wrong to Target a Woman after an Abortion," Daniel Grossman (with Gail Deady), The Washington Post, April 28, 2017.
Guest to discuss requirements for clinics on National Public Radio KUT, Daniel Grossman, March 27, 2017.
Daniel Grossman quoted on Mifepristone use in medical abortions by Amands Marcotte, "Myth of the 'Unbortion': Anti-Choice Legislators Push the Lie that 'Abortion Reversal' is Possible," Salon, February 23, 2017.
Daniel Grossman's research on he use and availability for contraception in the military discussed by Leslie Nemo, "The Challenge of Accessing Birth Control in the Military," The Atlantic, February 23, 2017.
Daniel Grossman quoted on ‘abortion reversal’ legislation by Carla K. Johnson, "Science Behind ‘Abortion Reversal’ is Flawed" Chicago Tribune, February 22, 2017.
Daniel Grossman quoted on Arkansas Act 45’s ban on dilation and evacuation abortions by Emily Shugerman, "New Law Lets Rapists Stop Their Victims from Getting an Abortion" Revelist, February 3, 2017.
"Trump is Wrong on Abortion and Roe v. Wade," Daniel Grossman, USA Today, January 22, 2017.


"Change in Distance to Nearest Facility and Abortion in Texas, 2012 to 2014" (with Kari White, Kristine Hopkins, and Joseph E. Potter). JAMA 317, no. 4 (2017): 437-439.

Finds that, following the 2013 Texas House Bill 2, one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, the number of Texas facilities providing abortions declined from 41 in 2012 to 17 in June 2016.

"Women’s Knowledge of and Support for Abortion Restrictions in Texas: Findings from a Statewide Representative Survey" (with Kari White, Joseph E. Potter, Amanda Stevenson, Kristine Hopkins, and Liza Fuentes). Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 48, no. 4 (2016).

Assesses women’s knowledge of specific abortion restrictions in Texas and reasons for supporting these laws. 

"Perceived Interest in Vasectomy among Latina Women and Their Partners in a Community with Limited Access to Female Sterilization" (with Joseph E. Potter, Kari White, Kristine Hopkins, and Celia Hubert). Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 27, no. 2 (2016): 762-777.

Assesses male partners’ perceived willingness to undergo vasectomy through surveys with 470 Mexican-origin women who did not want more children in El Paso, Texas.