Washington, DC (Jan. 24, 2023) — Cassondra Marshall, DrPH, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, has joined the Women’s Health Issues Editorial Board. Women’s Health Issues is the official journal of the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health, which is based at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University.
Dr. Marshall worked at Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research and the Division of Reproductive Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before joining the Berkeley faculty. She has expertise in patient-centered contraceptive care and has conducted studies on women’s contraceptive attribute preferences and method choice, contraceptive decision support tools, and cost-sharing and contraceptive adherence. She is also actively engaged in research on community doula care. Her research program aims to promote reproductive and maternal health equity by developing and implementing patient-centered interventions and care delivery models that meet the needs of and improve the health of underserved women. Past publications for Women’s Health Issues addressed treatment of prediabetes and racial and ethnic disparities in diabetes care quality among women of reproductive age in an integrated delivery system. She also served on the Bridging the Chasm collaborative to forge a path towards holism, continuity, and equity in women's health care, with a focus on the period after and between pregnancies.
“We are thrilled to have Cassondra Marshall join the editorial board of Women’s Health Issues,” said Karen McDonnell, Editor-in-Chief of the journal and Associate Professor of Prevention and Community Health at Milken Institute SPH. “Her commitment to advancing equity in maternal health and addressing chronic diseases will be assets to the journal as we confront the many challenges facing women’s health today.”