Doctoral Student Profile - Alison Swiatlo
Alison Swiatlo, MPH
Program Initiated: 2016
Primary Advisor: Sian Curtis, PhD
Minor: Health Policy and Management
Research Interests: Reproductive health, intimate partner violence, economic evaluation of healthcare including cost-effectiveness research, healthcare simulation modeling
Honors/Awards: Carolina Population Center Trainee 2016-present, Maternal and Child Health Bureau Training Grant, 2016-2017
Bio: Alison is interested in creating evidence-based research on reproductive health to inform policy and practice. Prior to starting the doctoral program at UNC, Alison received her MPH from Tulane University and worked as a research coordinator for the University of California, San Francisco. At UNC she has worked on various research projects and analyses including the cost-savings of immediate postpartum IUD placement, contraceptive prevalence of abortion patients in North Carolina, and patterns of intimate partner violence among sexual minorities using data from a national study.
Alison’s research interests include reproductive health and abortion access in the U.S. South and other conservative political environments, gender-based violence, adolescent sexual health, and health equity.