We generate, support, and disseminate research that improves understanding of the diverse factors affecting sexual and reproductive health equity.
Our research areas include preventing infectious diseases among racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities; promoting reproductive and sexual health after cancer; and preventing unintended pregnancy and evaluating access to contraceptive and abortion services.
To fulfill our mission, we will pursue four major goals.
1. To generate research on sexual and reproductive health with a particular focus on the needs of those whose access to health services or other societal benefits may be impeded by their social and economic circumstances, or because of discrimination based on characteristics such as age, gender, sex, sexual orientation, race, and/or ethnicity.
2. To disseminate research findings to (a) inform and encourage scientific inquiry; (b) promote the development of sound policy, programs, and practice; and (c) enlighten public debate on sexual and reproductive health issues.
3. To develop collaborative relationships with academic researchers, community organizations, service providers, and other stakeholders in order to enhance the multidisciplinary nature of our work and promote the visibility of our research and the consortium.
4. To enhance the reputation of OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences and gain national recognition for our research on and contributions to the advancement of sexual and reproductive health.
Coming Soon! The S. Marie Harvey Endowed Fellowship Fund in Sexual and Reproductive Health