Shelly is a Project Director at ANSIRH, managing research studies focused on access to sexual and reproductive health care. She currently directs studies that aim to expand access to medication abortion including a national mixed-methods study on people’s interest in alternative models of medication abortion provision, a self-selection study for over-the-counter medication abortion, and a retrospective case-control study to understand the risk of ectopic pregnancy among people seeking medication abortion. In addition, Shelly is a member of ANSIRH’s Abortion Facility Database committee. Shelly is also dedicated to improving equity and diversity at ANSIRH, leading efforts through the Culture and Inclusion working group to foster belonging, safety, and community-building among its members. Shelly’s previous experience includes research on factors influencing people’s contraceptive choices and evaluation of adolescent school health programs. Shelly received her MPH from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, with an emphasis on population and family health.
December 1, 2023
Biggs MA, Becker A, Schroeder R, Kaller S, Scott KA, Grossman D, Raifman S, Ralph LJ. Support for criminalization of self-managed abortion (SMA): A national representative survey. Social Science & Medicine. December 2023; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.116433.
November 29, 2023
Biggs MA, Schroeder R, Casebolt TM, Laureano BI, Wilson-Beattie RL, Ralph LJ, Kaller S, Adler A, Gichane MW. Access to Reproductive Health Services Among People With Disabilities. Jama Network Open. November 2023; https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.44877.
May 26, 2023
Kaller S, Upadhyay UD, Ralph LJ, Schroeder R, Biggs MA. Awareness of medication abortion among a nationally representative U.S. sample, 2021-2022. Contraception. May 2023; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2023.110078.
April 10, 2023
Adler A, Biggs MA, Kaller S, Schroeder R, Ralph LJ. Changes in the Frequency and Type of Barriers to Reproductive Health Care Between 2017 and 2021. Jama Network Open. April 2023; https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.7461.
January 19, 2023
Kaller S, Ralph LJ, Wingo E, Biggs MA. Abortion terminology preferences: a cross-sectional survey of people accessing abortion care. BMC Women's Health. January 2023; https://doi.org/10.1186/s12905-022-02152-8.