Ushma Upadhyay

Ushma Upadhyay, PhD, MPH, is a Research Associate at ANSIRH, working on an analysis of evidence-based counseling models for abortion. Her research interests include unintended pregnancy, sexual relationship power, and barriers to access of contraception and abortion. Dr. Upadhyay joined ANSIRH from the New York City Department of Health, where she conducted epidemiological research using complex survey data on the health of New Yorkers. Previously she was at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as Associate Editor for Population Reports, an international journal for health care providers. She is co-author of Family Planning: A Global Handbook for Providers, a Johns Hopkins/WHO publication providing evidence-based guidance on the provision of contraceptive methods in low resource settings. Her previous research examined the determinants of age at first sex among a cohort of over 2,000 adolescents in Cebu, the Philippines, followed since they were born in 1980. Dr. Upadhyay has a BA in Communications and International Studies from American University, an MPH from Columbia University School of Public Health, and a PhD from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. To contact Dr. Upadhyay: Email her or call 510-986-8946.
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