Portrait of Mfonobong Ufot
Mfonobong Ufot
Research Program Coordinator, Collaborative for Reproductive Equity
Reproductive and Population Health



Mfonobong Ufot is a recent UW-Madison alumna (Spring 2020). She was born in Nigeria and immigrated to Maryland with her family. As a Posse DC scholar, Mfonobong double majored in Agriculture & Applied Economics and International Studies with a Gender & Women’s Studies certificate (minor). During undergrad, she served as President of African Students Association, House Fellow with University Housing and Chapter Treasurer for the Zeta Xi Core chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

Mfonobong recently completed an internship as a Poverty Studies Research Intern with the UW Institute for Research on Poverty and Morgridge Center for Public Service. Mfonobong is passionate about combining her knowledge from economics and international studies and channeling it towards working with vulnerable communities, focusing primarily on access for women/girls both locally and globally. 

Mfonobong is the Program Coordinator for UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity. She will be assisting UW CORE achieve its mission of conducting comprehensive research on reproductive healthcare. Her role includes but is not limited to assisting with preliminary research, tracking state and national legislation, and facilitating internal/external communications. She will also provide critical administrative support services to make sure CORE runs smoothly.

Sorensen and Ufot discuss CORE research with WORT

Zakiyyah Sorensen, RN, BSN, outreach manager for the UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity (CORE) and Mfonobong Ufot, BS, research program coordinator at CORE, joined WORT Madison Community Radio for a recent story about conducting reproductive health research in the current political climate on April 9.

As part of WORT’s A Public Affair​ programming, Sorensen and Ufot talked with Ali Muldrow about the political climate surrounding abortion and reproductive health care in Wisconsin and the impacts it has on disseminating information and resources. Much of their conversation focussed on barriers to care after the Dobbs decision and the role people and organizations outside of the medical community play in providing up-to-date information and resources when it comes to reproductive care.

You can listen to the full story here.

Higgins authors article in Journal of Sex Research

A new article in the Journal of Sex Research by UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive and Population Health and UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity (CORE) Director Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH introduces the concept of “erotic equity” and examines the connections between socioeconomics and sexual wellbeing.

In “Socioeconomics and Erotic Inequity: A Theoretical Overview and Narrative Review of Associations Between Poverty, Socioeconomic Conditions, and Sexual Wellbeing”, Higgins and co-authors (including Madison Lands and Mfonobong Ufot in CORE) consider pathways through which socioeconomics can affect sexual wellbeing and review past studies that document associations between economics and sexual wellbeing. The article closes with many important considerations for sexuality researchers to incorporate into future research.

Read the whole paper here!

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