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Wendy Chavkin

Special Lecturer in Population and Family Health
School: 
College of Physicians and Surgeons , Public Health
Department: 
Population and Family Health, Heilbrunn Department of
Office: 
60 Haven Ave B-2 New York, NY 10032
Email: 
wc9@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-304-5220
Fax: 
212-305-7024
Appointments
  • Co-Founder, Global Doctors for Choice
Biography

Dr. Wendy Chavkin is co-founder of Global Doctors for Choice and previously served as the chair to the Board of Directors of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health. IN 2004-2005 she was a Fulbright New Century Scholar for her research on Fertility Decline and the Empowerment of Women, from 1994 to 2002 she was editor-in-chief of The Journal of the American Medical Women's Association, and from 1984 to 1988, the director of The Bureau of Maternity Services and Family Planning in New York City's Department of Health. She has written extensively about women's reproductive health issues , including the consequences of welfare reform for the health of women and children, HIV and illegal drug use in pregnancy, policy responses to declining birthrates, and conscientious objection to providing reproductive health care. She has received numerous awards from public health organizations for advocacy including the Jean Pakter and Allan Rosenfield awards.

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