ANSIRH is thrilled to announce that Dr. Dan Grossman will become Director of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) on September 1, 2015. In announcing the appointment, Chief, SFGH Division, Department of Ob/GYN & R.S., Dr. Rebecca Jackson says “Dr. Grossman brings to ANSIRH a perfect combination of rigorous research, high-impact policy work, global health expertise and a powerful media presence.” “We are overjoyed to have him lead our organization,” adds Dr. Diana Greene Foster, Interim Director of ANSIRH.
Dr. Grossman is currently Vice President for Research at Ibis Reproductive Health. He is a respected researcher with an extensive research portfolio and over 100 articles published in peer-reviewed journals. In recent years, Dr. Grossman has emerged as a leading spokesperson in the media and legal worlds on cutting-edge topics such as over-the-counter oral contraceptives, restrictions on access to abortion care and telemedicine. Dr. Grossman is an abortion provider and will continue his clinical practice as Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF.
“I feel very honored to have been chosen to lead such a distinguished group of researchers, and I look forward to helping ensure that ANSIRH’s work has the greatest possible impact on practice and policy,” said Dr. Grossman.
ANSIRH is grateful to Dr. Diana Greene Foster for her leadership as Interim Director. She has helped ANSIRH continue its mission and ANSIRH has grown significantly in faculty, staff and funding under her direction. Dr. Foster will return to her role as Director of Research when Dr. Grossman takes the helm in September.
Lastly, ANSIRH would like to thank Dr. Rebecca Jackson and the entire search committee for their tireless work to identify our new Director. We are also grateful for the support of the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, and the San Francisco General Hospital Division of the UCSF OBGYN Department.
We look forward to Dr. Grossman’s leadership in guiding ANSIRH’s rigorous, innovative social science research on complex and controversial issues related to reproduction.