Kristin Rankin

    Email Address: krankin@uic.edu
    College: School of Public Health Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 881 Phone: 312-996-4870
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Women's Health; Access to Contraception; Postpartum Care

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 8

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Public health, health sciences, gender studies, or other related major preferred; Junior or senior standing required; Reliability, maturity and comfort interviewing research participants from underserved populations by phone required

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    The purpose of this study is assess whether women are able to exercise informed choice and are not being coerced when selecting a contraceptive method in the postpartum period. Women's satisfaction and preferences with their postpartum methods will also be ascertained. The student(s) will conduct telephone interviews with women who recently delivered an infant, to inquire about their experiences with contraception in the postpartum period. Interviews will include close-ended and open-ended questions. The student will also have an opportunity to contribute to research and future grant applications based on the results of these data collection efforts.

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