Reimagining the Future for Reproductive Health: Where do we go from here? - January 24

Recorded On: 01/24/2024

As the fifth and final webinar of the reproductive health webinar series, this session will leverage the expertise and insights from leaders in the field to reimagine a new future forward for reproductive health and rights.

Monica McLemore
Professor, Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing
Interim Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Monica R. McLemore is a tenured professor in the Child, Family, and Population Health Department and the Interim Director for the Manning-Price Spratlan Center for Anti-Racism and Equity (CARE) in Nursing at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Prior to her arrival at UW, she was a tenured associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco and was named the Thelma Shobe Endowed Chair in 2021. She retired from clinical practice as a public health and staff nurse after a 28-year clinical nursing career in 2019, however, continues to provide flu and COVID-19 vaccines.

Her program of research is focused on understanding reproductive health and justice. To date, she has 105 peer reviewed articles, OpEds and commentaries and her research has been cited in the Huffington Post, Lavender Health, six amicus briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States, and three National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine reports, and a data visualization project entitled How To Fix Maternal Mortality: The first step is to stop blaming women that was published in the 2019 Future of Medicine edition of Scientific American.

Her work has also appeared in publications such as Dame Magazine, Politico, ProPublica/NPR and she made a voice appearance in Terrance Nance’s HBO series Random Acts of Flyness. She is the recipient of numerous awards and currently serves as chair for Sexual and Reproductive Health section of the American Public Health Association. She was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2019. She became the Editor in Chief of Health Equity Journal in 2022. In 2023, she became the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the School of Nursing.

Rupali Sharma
Deputy Executive Director for Legal Programs
The Lawyering Project

Rupali Sharma (she/her/hers) is Deputy Executive Director for Legal Programs. She previously served as a Legal Fellow at the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she successfully litigated challenges to unlawful abortion restrictions in the U.S. and Ireland. Rupali clerked for Chief Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr., on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for Judge Matthew F. Kennelly on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She has also worked at the Supreme Court of India. Rupali received a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. magna cum laude from Northwestern University.

Courtney Schreiber
Program Director, Fellowship in Family Planning, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Division Chief, Family Planning, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Penn Medicine

Stuart and Emily B.H. Mudd Professor in Human Behavior and Reproduction
Attending in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philadelphia, PA
Program Director, Fellowship in Family Planning, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Division Chief, Family Planning, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Penn Medicine
Founder and Director, PEACE, The Pregnancy Early Access Center
Co-Director, Penn Promotes Research on Sex and Gender in Health
Research Director, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health K-12 Program, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI Amplify dissemination training program, 2021)
Executive Director, FOCUS on Health and Leadership for Women
Lead, Post-Roe Working Group, Penn Medicine
Lead, Elevating Women's Health, OBGYN Strategic Plan, Penn Medicine
Member, Search committee Vice Dean/Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, Penn Medicine/PSOM
Co-Lead, Women's Tower Work Group, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Stephanie Mann
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Medicine

Stephanie Mann MD, MS HPEd, is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Methodist University/Cape Fear Valley Hospital School of Medicine.  Dr. Mann brings 30 years of progressive educational leadership experience as a faculty educator, course director in foundational sciences and clinical obstetrics and gynecology clerkships, residency program director, and most recently associate dean for clinical education at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.  Dr. Mann is currently involved with AAMC equity focused education initiatives that include women’s reproductive health education, delivery of holistic student services, and efforts to mitigate racism in medical education.  Dr. Mann is serving as a task force leader for the CLASS project working on the next iteration of clinical skills assessment. She has contributed as volunteer faculty for the Harvard Macy Institute and to the AMA’s Academy for Health System Science Education. Dr. Mann’s current scholarly focus includes the impact of context on curriculum delivery, design and implementation of health systems science curricula, and innovative approaches to the design and implementation of equitable assessment using Rasch analysis. Her work has resulted in regional and national presentations.

Dr. Mann earned her medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and master’s degree in Health Professions Education from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions. She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency training at Stony Brook University in New York and her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif. Her clinical areas of expertise include maternal complications with a special interest in women’s reproductive health access issues, obesity, and mental health. She is also interested in prenatal diagnosis, management of fetal anomalies, and perinatal palliative care.

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