Doctoral Student Profile - Alice Cartwright
Alice Cartwright, MPH
Program Initiated: 2018
Primary Advisor: Ilene Speizer, PhD
Minor: Population Studies
Research Interests: Abortion, fertility/infertility, digital innovations for reproductive health access
Honors/Awards: FHI 360-UNC Public Health Research Fellowship (2019-2020); Centers of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science, and Practice Training Grant (2018-2019)
Bio: Alice Cartwright is a second-year doctoral student. Alice’s research interests include abortion and contraception access in the U.S. and other restrictive country settings, infertility and disparities in access to assisted reproductive technologies and digital innovations for increasing access to reproductive health care. Alice received the FHI 360-UNC Public Health Research Fellowship in 2019, where she works with the Contraceptive Technology Innovation Department on research studies investigating access to implant removal in Senegal, contraceptive continuation in South Africa and Zambia, interest in and acceptability of the LNG-IUS in Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia, and interest in male methods of contraception in Uganda and Burkina Faso.
Alice has worked for over 10 years in international and domestic maternal and reproductive health. Most recently, she was a Project Director with ANSIRH (Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health) at the University of California, San Francisco, where her research focused on the impact of state-level abortion restrictions on people’s lives, as well as innovative ways to increase access to medication abortion. Prior to that, she spent five years in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, developing public sector demand for contraceptive implants with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and increasing the availability of misoprostol for prevention and treatment of postpartum hemorrhage and post-abortion care with Venture Strategies Innovations (VSI). Alice received her MPH in Health and Social Behavior from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in Sociology with a concentration in feminist and gender studies from Haverford College.