Mission

RISE's mission is to improve the reproductive health of people in the Southeastern United States through multidisciplinary research, education, and community engagement.

Core Values

Dedication

We are driven by our deep commitment to our mission of advancing scientific excellence in reproductive health in order to promote the wellbeing of people and communities across the Southeast.

Discovery

We seek to improve understanding of the Southeastern reproductive health access, service delivery, and policy landscape through innovative approaches to research, education, and translation.

Rigor

We subject our work in reproductive health to the highest standards of scientific integrity, institutional accountability, and meaningful community and stakeholder engagement.

Collaboration

We take an interdisciplinary and multi-level approach to reproductive health scholarship to foster opportunities to work together with diverse partners in pursuit of mutually-aligned goals for reproductive health in the Southeast.

Equity

We believe that reproductive health in the Southeast cannot be attained without dignity, respect, compassion, and fair treatment for all people, including acknowledgement of both historical and contemporary injustices by gender, race, class, and other socially constructed categorizations.

Mentorship

We aim to uplift new generations of diverse leaders in reproductive health science in our region through rigorous research training and career development support across all professional levels, fields, disciplines, and sectors.

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