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New Postdoc opportunity - Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health

Submitted on February 2, 2017



ANSIRH seeks Postdoctoral Fellow


Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), part of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco, is seeking a scholar to help build a research focus in racial/ethnic disparities/inequities in the effects of state policies that target women’s reproductive lives. Specifically, the postdoc would conduct analyses for the Abortion Prenatal Study, the Alcohol and Pregnancy Policy Study, and other studies related to abortion access. If we obtain additional funding, the researcher would contribute to planning the Multi-State Abortion Prenatal Study expansion and conduct a systematic review to build his/her own research agenda in racial/ethnic disparities/inequities in abortion. The Abortion Prenatal Study collects data from women at their first prenatal visit to understand how state laws contribute to women not having abortions and to understand the health and social service needs of women who consider abortion, but do not have one. The Alcohol and Pregnancy Policy Study seeks to examine the effects of state-level policies targeting alcohol use among pregnant women on alcohol use, birth outcomes, and prenatal care utilization, including whether the policies have disparate impacts by race/SES. Responsibilities during the first year of the position will involve working with the Principal Investigators to conduct data analyses and publish papers in the peer-reviewed literature. If we are able to obtain funding for the second year, responsibilities in the second year will involve additional analysis and paper writing, as well as contributing to planning the Multi-State Abortion Prenatal Study Expansion and conducting a systematic review to establish a research agenda in racial/ethnic disparities/inequities in abortion. The Researcher will work directly with Dr. Sarah Roberts and Dr. Daniel Grossman.


For this position, we are looking specifically for someone with a proven history of conducting public health or health services-related research and publishing in peer reviewed journals, preferably with a focus on racial/ethnic disparities/inequities. A PhD or DrPH in Public Health, Health Policy, Health Services, Sociology, Nursing, or a related field is required. The candidate must have outstanding academic writing skills and a strong background in quantitative data analysis, preferably in Stata. Experience with multivariate data analyses as well as panel data analyses and experience with or knowledge of abortion, maternal and child health, alcohol and drug use, racial/ethnic disparities research, or closely related topics are also preferred. To be eligible for consideration as a post doc the person must be an MD or PhD degree prior to the appointment start date.  In addition, there is a requirement that the person not be beyond 5 years of their terminal degree.  The initial minimum appointment is 1 year and, if funding is available, can be re-appointed for an additional year, so long as you are not beyond 5 years of their terminal degree).


Interested candidates can send their CV and cover letter to Please put “ANSIRH Postdoctoral Fellow” in the subject line.