Anna Newton-Levinson

Anna Newton-Levinson, PhD MPH

Postdoctoral Fellow

Anna Newton-Levinson is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education. Her research interests include sexual and reproductive health programs, equitable access to family planning, as well as in mixed methods research, and complex program evaluation. Newton-Levinson received her MPH in Global Sexual and Reproductive Health from Rollins School of Public Health and did her undergraduate training in Cultural and Medical Anthropology at UC Berkeley. Her experience includes work with: the Dept. of Ob/Gyn and Bixby Center at UCSF; a CARE program conducting a qualitative mid-term evaluation of a family planning program intervention in Ethiopia; and a Sexual Health fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, working both at the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention as well as with the Division of STD Prevention, on projects related to the development of a holistic framework with which to address sexual health. Most recently, she directed a five-year multistate evaluation of family planning programs in the Southern United States. Her dissertation work employs mixed methods to explore the interplay between low-income women’s lived experiences and contraceptive care-seeking to identify elements that facilitate equitable access to contraceptive services in the Southeast. Newton-Levinson is George W. Woodruff Scholar at Emory University and was selected as a Society of Family Planning Emerging Scholar in 2018.

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