Dr. Tumlinson presents ?Quality of Care and Contraceptive Continuation in Low Income Countries”
Family planning has been shown to save the lives of women and children living in low income countries, yet total fertility rates and unmet need for family planning in much of sub-Saharan Africa remain high. Dr. Tumlinson’s talk will highlight her recent work to validate measures of contraceptive continuation as well as her projects exploring hidden facility-level practices that limit family planning access.
Dr. Katherine Tumlinson is a postdoctoral scholar at UNC?s Carolina Population Center with a portfolio of population health research based in Kenya. A recent postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University?s Office of Population Research, her research is primarily funded through a career development grant from the National Institutes of Health with additional funding provided by the Society of Family Planning. Dr. Tumlinson received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a graduate degree in International Development from The Heller School at Brandeis University. Dr. Tumlinson?s research uses innovative data collection methods to investigate negative provider practices that inhibit access to contraceptive services in low income countries. She previously managed a teen pregnancy prevention program at Planned Parenthood of North Central Florida and has lived and worked in Portugal, Peru, and Kenya.