Kate Cosby Cockrill, MPH, is a research analyst and project manager at ANSIRH. She currently directs the Social and Emotional Aspects of Abortion Program and leads the Measuring Abortion Stigma team, which is developing and testing an abortion stigma scale to measure stigma experienced by women who have abortions. She is also developing a framework for understanding abortion stigma that connects lived experiences of abortion to stigma theory.
Ms. Cockrill has a MPH from UC Berkeley and has 10 years of experience in the field of abortion care and women’s health. Prior to graduate school she worked at the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the Fayetteville Women’s Clinic in Fayetteville, Arkansas and the National Abortion Federation in Washington, DC.
To contact Ms. Cockrill: Email her or call 510-986-8935.
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Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health—ANSIRH—works to ensure that reproductive health care and policy are grounded in evidence. ANSIRH’s multi-disciplinary team includes clinicians, researchers and scholars in the fields of sociology, demography, anthropology, medicine, nursing, public health, and law. ANSIRH is a program of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. Read more on ANSIRH’s website.