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Evans' research focuses on community health, perinatal health, contraceptive access, maternal and child health disparities, and equitable community-level solutions. Emphasizing her passion for reproductive health equity, Evans' dissertation pertained to measuring access to contraceptives among Louisiana women with Medicaid who were at risk of unintended pregnancies.
Describes how OB/GYN biases and misperceptions are barriers to contraceptive access in the U.S.
Discusses the utility of a text-based health program for low-income parents of children in an early childhood education center.
Shows how state abortion policies impact maternal death in the U.S.
Mentions how long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) uptake and provision increased in Louisiana following a policy change that increased the reimbursement rate for LARCs.
Describes how state reproductive health policies impacts birth outcomes.