Higgins presents post-Dobbs research perspectives to HHS, NASEM

UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity Director and Division of Reproductive and Population Health Director Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH, brought important perspectives on reproductive health research in a post-Dobbs landscape to two national leadership organizations this fall.

In late September 2023, Higgins and UW CORE Research Scientist Jane Seymour, PhD, MPH, presented at a post-Dobbs research roundtable organized by the US Department of Health and Human Services and moderated by Alison Cernich, PhD, deputy director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Other speakers on the panel included the Director of the White House Gender Policy Council.

In early October, Higgins traveled to Washington, D.C. to present at a special session at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, along with other state-based abortion researchers, about the need for bringing reproductive health research to higher prominence in their national research agenda.

Incredible work, Dr. Higgins!