"Sexual and Reproductive Justice – An essential framework for increasing access to birth control"

Mar 21, 2016, 12:15 pm1:15 pm
366 Wallace Hall
Students, Faculty, Fellows & Staff - registration required


Event Description

Lunch Seminar

Deborah L. Kaplan, DrPH, MPH, R-PA - New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Deborah Kaplan has served as the Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene since 2003. The Bureau is dedicated to improving and reducing inequities in maternal, infant and reproductive health outcomes through program, policy and research activities that support breastfeeding, safe sleep, early childhood development, and sexual and reproductive justice including education and access to quality contraceptive services.  Dr. Kaplan has over thirty years public health experience in clinical care, health education, program and policy development, and program leadership. In 2008, in recognition of her role in shaping public policy in New York State, she was the recipient of the Shirley Gordon Public Policy Leadership Award from the Family Planning Advocates of New York State. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of CityMatCH, the National Organization of Urban MCH Leaders. Dr. Kaplan received her training as a Physician Assistant at Johns Hopkins University, holds a Masters in Public Health from Hunter College, and a Doctor in Public Health from the City University of New York School of Public Health. Her doctoral research was on “The Contribution of School Level Factors to Contraceptive Use among Adolescents in NYC Public High Schools.”

Lunch will be served.

RSVP required. To RSVP, email [email protected] by March 14th.

This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School's Center for Health & Wellbeing.