Working Group on Women’s Lives, Health, and Wellbeing

Mission:

This Working Group encourages cross-pollination of ideas between SSN scholars from different regions and disciplines. We are a community of academics that are looking to break out of typical research silos and present a diverse but cohesive front that better represents the complexity of women’s lives and the policies that affect them. We are expansive in our definition of what falls under the scope of our work.  Women’s health includes health care delivery and accessibility, mental health and substance use, abortion and contraception, and pre- and post-natal care. Issues that speak to the wellbeing of all women must include trans- and cis-women and men, boys and girls, and the larger communities in which women build relationships. Our members are equally committed to complicating the idea of women's wellbeing through in-depth interrogations of how women of color and immigrant women experience their social lives. Women’s families are not limited to marriage and biological children, but can be embedded in communities that involve broadly defined kinship networks and do not exclude childfree or unpartnered people. Through SSN briefs, public outreach, and shared initiatives, our scholars advance clearly communicated, evidence-based policy ideas that empower women to live up to their fullest health, and economic and political potential.

Members

Project Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), University of California, San Francisco
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University; Director, Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado
Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology, University of Maine
Professor of Social Work and Master of Social Work Coordinator at School of Social Work, University of Maine
PhD Student in Sociology, University of Washington
Kathrine Robinson Everett Professor of Law, and Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University
Distinguished University Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assistant Professor, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
Doctoral Candidate in Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
DrPH Candidate in Health Policy, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Project Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), University of California, San Francisco
Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women and Gender Studies, and Faculty Affiliate at the Muskie School of Public Policy, University of Southern Maine, Portland
Associate Professor of Sociology, Florida State University
Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, National Center for Family & Marriage Research, Bowling Green State University
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
Professor of Sociology, Suffolk University
Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Former Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Carolina
Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology, Boston University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Yale University
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Sanford School, Duke University
Professor Emerita of Population and Family Health and Obstetrics-Gynecology, Columbia University
Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Virginia
Professor of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Assistant Professor of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
PhD Candidate in Sociology, Yale University
Senior Research Scientist, Behavioral Health Research Center of the Southwest, Albuquerque, NM
Alice H. Cook Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University-Camden
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Studies, and Coordinator of Criminal Studies, Salem College
Tutor, A-List Education
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco