Division of Reproductive and Population Health

The Division of Reproductive and Population Health (“Pop Health”), founded 2017, is committed to improving reproductive health, wellbeing, and equity through high-quality research and evidence-based programs. Our work recognizes that health is influenced not just by individual-level factors or healthcare service delivery, but also by the social and socioeconomic contexts in which people live. Reproductive health inequities overwhelmingly stem from these latter sociocultural factors, and we endeavor to address those inequities only with broader approaches, rigorous public health and social scientific methodologies, and community-informed perspectives.

Members of this division conduct rigorous research, provide leadership to several public health initiatives, partner with diverse stakeholders, and endeavor to translate research into policy and practice through dissemination and implementation. Topic areas include birth equity, contraception, pregnancy and family planning, abortion, and other health disparities. The division is also home to the Collaborative for Reproductive Equity (CORE) an initiative that supports and translates rigorous, policy-relevant research on reproductive health, equity, and autonomy in Wisconsin and beyond.

Our greatest strength exists within our diverse partnerships. Faculty and staff in the division collaborate with professionals across the UW-Madison campus. Connections include the Department of Anthropology Department of Gender and Women’s StudiesDepartment of Population Health Sciences, the School of Nursing, the UW-Madison Prevention Research Center, the Center for Demography and Ecology, and the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Reproductive and Population Health Division News

Women’s Healthcast: Fourth Trimester: Policy Impacts on Postpartum Health, featuring Tiffany Green, PhD

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls the 12 weeks after giving birth the Fourth Trimester. As part of the Women’s Healthcast series about the fourth trimester, we’ve talked about physical recovery, breastfeeding, birth control after pregnancy, postpartum mental health, and long-term health concerns af... more

Green publishes article on implicit bias training in The Conversation

​Tiffany Green, PhD, associate professor in the Departments of Population Health Sciences and Ob-Gyn, co-authored a new article in The Conversation. Co-authors include Nao Hagiwara.In “Do implicit bias trainings on race improve health care? Not Yet — but incorporating the latest science can help hospitals treat all patients e... more

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... more

Green publishes Clinical Perspective in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Tiffany Green, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Reproductive and Population Health, co-authored a Clinical Perspective article in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Green wrote “Equitable Artificial Intelligence in Obstetrics, Maternal–Fetal Medicine, and Neonatology” with Ryan McAdams, MD, professor in the UW School of Me... more

Green honored at UW–Madison Outstanding Women of Color Awards Ceremony

On March 7, 2024, the UW–Madison Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement hosted the Outstanding Women of Color Awards. Tiffany Green, PhD, associate professor in the Division of Reproductive and Population Health and the Department of Population Health Sciences, was one of six recipients honored at the cerem... more