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Welcome to UW CORE

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Collaborative for Reproductive Equity, or UW CORE, is a campus-wide research initiative focused on critical needs in reproductive healthcare access and delivery, policy evaluation, and communication in Wisconsin and beyond. CORE is led by Director Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Director Amy Williamson, MPP, and a team of interdisciplinary researchers, trainees, and engagement and communications specialists.

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  • New CORE study on contraception and sexual functioning, satisfaction, and well-being

    In a new article in the Journal of Sex Research, CORE researchers Jenny Higgins, Renee Kramer, and Kelsey Wright partnered with David Turok and Jessica Sanders at the University of Utah to document the effect …

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    Welcome Samantha Herndon, Communications Manager

    CORE is are delighted to introduce a new member to our team – Samantha Herndon, CORE Communications Manager.  Samantha will lead communications for CORE research projects and overall operations. Her role will include creating customized …

  • CORE is hiring a postdoctoral scholar

    CORE is seeking a wonderful postdoctoral scholar with research interests in reproductive health equity—particularly those relating to abortion and contraception. The position involves a combination of independent research and engagement with current and future CORE …

  • Contraceptive Technology Innovation Exchange

    Higgins blog post in top 5 for 2020

    CORE Director Jenny Higgins’s article Are Contraceptives Good for Your Sex Life? made the Contraceptive Technology Innovation Exchange’s list of top 5 blog posts in 2020. In this post, Dr. Higgins calls on contraceptive researchers …

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    Welcome Madison Lands, Research Program Manager

    CORE is delighted to introduce a new member to our team – Madison Lands, CORE Research Program Manager. In this role, Madison provides critical administrative and coordination support to CORE research projects. She also collects …

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