Susannah Gibbs, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. She is a current NIH F32 NRSA fellow, pursuing training in women’s health policy and health services research with mentorship from Dr. S. Marie Harvey and Dr. Denise Hynes. Her primary research project evaluates Oregon’s policy that allows pharmacists to directly prescribe hormonal contraception, focusing on implementation among low-income women. She also assists with a CDC-funded study to evaluate the effect of Medicaid expansion on the health of women and infants in Oregon as well as a study funded by the Society of Family Planning to evaluate the effect of Medicaid expansion on access to abortion services for low-income women in Oregon.
Dr. Gibbs earned her graduate degrees from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she was a HRSA-supported Maternal and Child Health trainee and a Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology predoctoral fellow. She also received support for her graduate training from the Fund in Recognition of Laurie Schwab Zabin for Population and Family Planning Students. She previously worked at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at UCSF and has served as a consultant on various research projects for the World Health Organization, Save the Children, Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health, and UCSF’s Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health.