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.

Co-Leaders

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Institute for Policy Research Faculty Fellow, Northwestern University

Members

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Assistant Professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Georgia
Professor of Sociology and Co-Director, National Center for Family & Marriage Research, Bowling Green State University
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Health & Nutrition, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Associate Professor of Public Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, The Ohio State University
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
Professor of Sociology, Suffolk University
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Political Science, University of Michigan
Professor of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boston University
Project Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)
Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology, Boston University School of Medicine
Senior Research Scientist, Behavioral Health Research Center of the Southwest, Albuquerque, NM
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Yale University
Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Sanford School, Duke University
Assistant Professor of Public Health, Tulane University
Professor Emerita of Population and Family Health and Obstetrics-Gynecology, Columbia University
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Maine Farmington
Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Virginia
Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Former Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Director, Reproductive Health Outcomes and Disparities Research Group, University of Chicago; Co-Director, Research Consortium on Religious Healthcare Institutions
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University; Director, Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health
Associate Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Carolina
Faculty Research Associate, Research Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin
Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology, University of Maine
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University
Alice H. Cook Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Associate Project Manager, Texas Policy Evaluation Project, University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University-Camden
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ramapo University
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Studies, and Coordinator of Criminal Studies, Salem College
Associate Professor of Sociology, Occidental College
Tutor, A-List Education
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
Project Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), University of California, San Francisco
DrPH Candidate in Health Policy, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
PhD Candidate in Sociology, Yale University
Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women and Gender Studies, and Faculty Affiliate at the Muskie School of Public Policy, University of Southern Maine, Portland
Masters Student in Public Health, The Ohio State University; and Ohio SSN Fellow
Professor of Social Work and Master of Social Work Coordinator at School of Social Work, University of Maine
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Occidental College
PhD Student in Sociology, University of Washington
Director of Gender Studies and Associate Professor of Sociology, Mississippi State University
Kathrine Robinson Everett Professor of Law, and Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Cincinnati
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
Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Assistant Professor of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California, San Francisco