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[OCTOBER 20] – Abortion in the Post-Roe Era

October 20
1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
310 Renaissance Park

The Institute for Health Equity & Social Justice Research (IHESJR) and the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) jointly present a Works-in-Progress talk with Dr. Elizabeth Janiak as part of the IHESJR Works-in-Progress speaker series. In “Abortion in the Post-Roe Era”, Dr. Janiak will provide an overview of the public health implications of the Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022, ending the national right to abortion in the United States. She will discuss new research efforts to capture these impacts. The talk will be followed by a Q&A with Professor Suzanna Walters, WGSS program director.

This event will be held in person at 310 Renaissance Park and light refreshments will be served. Please register here to attend in person.

There will also be the option to attend remotely for those unable to join in person. Register here to attend remotely.

Elizabeth Janiak is an interdisciplinary researcher with expertise in sociology, epidemiology, and health systems research. Her research traces how public and institutional policies perpetuate inequities in access to and quality of sexual and reproductive health care including  contraceptive, abortion, and obstetric services. As an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Director of Social Science Research at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Dr. Janiak directs a multidisciplinary research portfolio and mentors and teaches undergraduate, medical, and public health students, as well as postdoctoral physician trainees.

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