Person, Place, and Policy: Understanding Health Equity Implications of a Changing Abortion Landscape

A Research Barnraising Event

Join us on March 27 - 28 on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

Co-hosted by the Minnesota Population Center (MPC) and Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity (CARHE)

This 1.5 day workshop will bring together reproductive health, rights, and justice-informed researchers, practitioners, and data users from across the country to foster dynamic conversations on how to conduct timely, equity-focused abortion policy research in the post-Dobbs era. Working groups and the full workshop are in-person only. In-person attendance is limited to 60. The panel discussion will be available virtually. It is free to attend but registration is required for both in-person and virtual participation.

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Monday, March 27

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

Coffee, snacks, and networking

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Morning introductions and charge to the group

Panel Discussion: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Held both in person and online. 

Register to attend the panel discussion virtually

Moderator: Christy Boraas - MD, MPH, Ob/Gyn; University of Minnesota Health


  • Ushma Upadhyay - Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences; University of California, San Francisco 
  • Amanda Stevenson - Assistant Professor, Sociology; University of Colorado Boulder
  • Suzanne Bell - Assistant Professor, Population, Family and Reproductive Health; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Siri Suh - Associate Professor of Sociology; Brandeis University

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Working Group Session One (there will be two concurrent working sessions)

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Working Group Session Two (two concurrent working groups)

Tuesday, March 28

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Coffee, snacks, and networking

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Working Group reports

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Next steps and wrap up 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



Funding Acknowledgement

This event was made possible by our funders, particularly the NICHD (Grant ID P2C HD041023) and the Center for Antiracism Research and Health Equity. The opinions and products of this event will be solely our responsibility and do not necessarily represent the official views of these organizations, but we gratefully acknowledge their support and their contributions to open and honest discourse on these topics.