Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Grossman focuses his research on both clinical and social science studies aimed at improving access to contraception and safe abortion in the United States, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as evaluating the impact of integrating reproductive health and HIV services. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and serves on committees for professional organizations such as the American Public Health Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. As a faculty member in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF, Dan performs clinical work at San Francisco General Hospital. He is also a Senior Advisor with Ibis Reproductive Health.
Finds that, following the 2013 Texas House Bill 2, one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, the number of Texas facilities providing abortions declined from 41 in 2012 to 17 in June 2016.
Assesses women’s knowledge of specific abortion restrictions in Texas and reasons for supporting these laws.
Assesses women’s experiences obtaining affordable family planning services in the wake of substantial budget cuts to state family planning programs.
Assesses pregnancies that could have been averted through improved access to contraceptive methods in the two years after delivery.
Assesses male partners’ perceived willingness to undergo vasectomy through surveys with 470 Mexican-origin women who did not want more children in El Paso, Texas.
Evaluates the effect of legislation in Texas that dramatically cut and restricted participation in the state’s family planning program in 2011. Finds that 25% of family planning clinics in Texas closed, organizations served 54% fewer clients, and long-acting reversible contraception was less widely available.
Assesses motivations for oral contraceptive users living in El Paso, Texas for patronizing a U.S. clinic or a Mexican pharmacy with over-the-counter pills, and to determine which women were likely to use the over-the-counter option.