Reproductive Bridges Coalition

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Created in late 2016, the Reproductive Bridges Coalition aims to ensure access to comprehensive reproductive health care for all women in Western Pennsylvania.  The coalition comprises women’s health champions across the region who are committed to advancing women’s reproductive health through the conduct of rigorous research to inform policy, educational forums for policymakers and other key stakeholders, and supporting clinical efforts to optimize access to the full range of contraceptive methods. In addition, we will work closely with community organizations to ensure that we uphold a justice-informed agenda as we strive to serve the reproductive health needs of the diverse individuals and communities that we hope to serve.

Current Members

  • Sonya Borrero MD, MS,  Director, Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation
  • Eric Lantzman MD, OBGYN, Allegheny Health Network
  • Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, Director, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Loren K. Robinson, MD, MSHP, FAAP, Deputy Secretary Health Promotion Disease Prevention, Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Beatrice A. Chen, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences; Medical Director, Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania
  • Marian Jarlenski, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • Audrey Lance MD, MS, Ryan Program Director, Medical Director, Magee-Womens Outpatient Clinic
  • Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director, Allegheny Health Department
  • Katherine Schott MS, CNM, Lead Clinician, Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania
  • Miriam Cremer MD, MPH, President and Founder, Basic Health International
  • Lisa Schlar, MD, UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Director of Women’s Health; Medical Director, Adagio Health
  • Alan Finkelstein, MD, UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program Director of Family Health Center Laboratory
  • Megan Kavanaugh, PhD, MPH, Senior Research Scientist, Guttmacher Institute
  • Kathy Risko, Chief of External Affairs, Adagio Health
  • Kelly Nestman, Administrator, Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation