Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–MADISON
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Division of Reproductive and Population Health

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The mission of the Division of Reproductive and Population Health is to improve quality of life by advancing reproductive and population health research and promoting community-engaged strategies. Faculty and researchers in this division study a broad range of topics within reproductive and population health, including maternal and child health, women’s health throughout the life course, family planning, health disparities and reproductive health equity. We train future researchers through the Health Disparities Research Scholars (T32) Postdoctoral Training Program and graduate programs in the Department of Population Health Sciences.

Members of this division provide leadership to a number of initiatives that engage communities, partner with diverse stakeholders and translate research into practice through dissemination and implementation. These initiatives include topics related to infant and maternal mortality, family planning, immunizations, prematurity prevention and global health.

Faculty in the division collaborate with investigators across the UW-Madison campus and many are affiliated with the Department of Population Health Sciences, Institute for Research on PovertyCenter for Demography and Ecology, and La Follette School of Public Affairs.

 HDRS scholar Huynh earns Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment seed grant

HDRS scholar Huynh earns Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment seed grant

Congratulations to Tuyen Huynh, PhD, postdoctoral trainee in the Health Disparities Research Scholar program! Huynh recently earned a Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment Seed Grant.Huynh’s seed grant will support the project “Promoting Family Resilience: Examining Racial/Ethnic Minoritized Parents' Reflective Capacities”, in col... more
 Study from CORE investigator Nobles published in PNAS

Study from CORE investigator Nobles published in PNAS

A new study by UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity investigator Jenna Nobles, PhD found that 22% of menstrual cycle tracking apps users had irregular cycles. Cycle irregularities may mean delays in learning about pregnancies and challenges accessing abortion, depending on state-level restrictions. Nobles is a professor i... more
 HDRS postdoc Huynh receives Prevention Research Center grant

HDRS postdoc Huynh receives Prevention Research Center grant

The UW-Madison Prevention Research Center recently awarded the latest round of small grants, and UW Ob-Gyn Health Disparities Research Scholar Tuyen Huynh, PhD is one of the recipients!Huynh earned a grant for the project “A Community-Based Pilot Feasibility Study to Adapt the CHIME+ Program to Build Resilience Among Minorit... more
 Higgins and Jacques publish in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Higgins and Jacques publish in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

A recent article published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health by UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity Director Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH, Laura Jacques, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, and co-authors, used anonymized data from an online forum to examine ... more
 Green discusses Momnibus Act and wealth inequality with In These Times

Green discusses Momnibus Act and wealth inequality with In These Times

A new article published by In These Times examines how the federal Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act, a package of legislation aimed at closing Black maternal health disparities, could improve lives in Wisconsin.In “The Momnibus Act Protects Wisconsin’s Black Babies from a Premature Death”, UW Ob-Gyn Assistant Professor Tiff... more