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UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
480 16th Street
10th Floor, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94158
|Mission Bay||(415) 476 - 5192||(415) 476 - 1811|
|Mount Zion||(415) 353 - 9240||(415) 353 - 9509|
|San Francisco General Hospital||(628) 206 - 3061||(628) 206 - 3112|
Research/Clinical Interests: Health policy and advocacy; Reproductive justice and health equity; Strengthening public health infrastructure including Medicaid and safety-net hospitals
|Institution||Degree||Field of Study|
|current||University of California, San Francisco||Residency||Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences|
|2020||Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA||MPP||Social and Urban Policy|
|2020||Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA||MD||Medicine|
|2013||University of Chicago, Chicago, IL||BA||Public Policy Studies|
Research & Professional Experience
|2019-2020||Consultant, Policy Analysis Exercise, Harvard Kennedy School: Conducted analysis on expanding postpartum Medicaid for state legislator in Florida|
|2018-2019||Research Assistant, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School: Investigated medical student learning about health care system costs|
|2018-2019||Research Assistant for Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School: Investigated racial equity and reconciliation in the American South|
|2018-2020||Student Researcher, Department of GYN/OB, Emory University School of Medicine: (1)Conducted retrospective cohort study assessing need for ERAS protocol and (2)conducted statistical analysis for case series on use of delayed absorbable unidirectional suture for posterior colporrhaphy|
|2016-2018||Advocacy Chair and Vice President of Programming, Health Students Taking Action Together (HSTAT), Atlanta, GA|
|2015-2017||Co-coordinator, Harriet Tubman Women’s Clinic, Atlanta, GA|
|2015||Health Equity Intern, Families USA, Washington, DC|
|2013-2014||Fulbright-Nehru Grant, Coimbatore, India: Conducted anthropological research on a menarche ritual in South India|
|2011-2013||Co-founder, Students for Health Equity, University of Chicago: Founded a student-run community organizing group dedicated to bringing a Level One Trauma Center to the South Side of Chicago|
Achievements & Recognition
|2019||Gold Humanism Honor Society, Emory University School of Medicine|
|2015||SNMA at Emory School of Medicine Nia Award: Awarded to a person who inspires building and restoring communities|
|2015-2020||Robert W. Woodruff Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine: Merit-based scholarship|
|2013||Perry Herst Prize for Leadership, University of Chicago: One of the university’s highest student honors, recognizing three graduating students for their commitment to social justice and academic excellence|
Kannan A, Cohen I. The Turmeric Bathing Ceremony: an analysis of its practice and its impact on the menstrual experience of Women and Girls in Tamil Nadu, India, today. Oral presentation at: Society for Menstrual Cycle 2017 Conference; June 2017; Kennesaw, GA.
Kannan A, Amirthaveni M, Thilakavathy S. Study of the Rituals, Nutritional, and Hygiene Practices During the Tumeric Bathing Ceremony in South India. Oral presentation at: 2014 First Ever International Women’s Issues Conference (IWIC); February 2014; Orlando, FL.
Ramirez-Caban L, Kannan A, Goggins ER, Shockley ME, Haddad LB, Chahine EB. Factors that Lengthen Patient Hospitalizations Following Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. JSLS. Jul-Sep 2020;24(3):e2020.00029. doi: 10.4293/JSLS.2020.00029. PMID: 32714003
He S, Falk K, Kannan A, Kelley RS. An Alternative Approach to Posterior Colporrhaphy Plication Using Delayed Absorbable Unidirectional Barbed Suture. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2020 Feb;26(2):107-110. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000828. PMID 31990797
Policy Analysis Publications
Kannan A. Strengthening the Illinois Trauma System: How do we re-establish Illinois as a national leader in trauma? Chicago Studies, 2016; 8(124-193).
Hernandez-Cancio S, Kannan A, and Burroughs M. Why Reforming Health Care Payment and Delivery is a Health Equity Issue. Families USA. 2015.
Hernandez-Cancio S, Kannan A, and Burroughs M. Tackling Health Disparities While Reforming Health Care Payment and Delivery. Families USA. 2015.
Hernandez-Cancio S, Kannan A. White House Makes Push to Enroll Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Health Insurance. Families USA. 2015.
Kannan A. Fetal Heartbeat Bills Protect No One. Women’s Policy Journal. November 13, 2019.
Kannan A. Texas should embrace the chaos and expand Medicaid. The Houston Chronicle. January 17, 2019.
Kannan A. Will I learn how to provide abortions in 2020? Orlando Sentinel. January 19, 2019.
Kannan A. Can a rising tide of female legislators lift all boats?. The Hill. December 8, 2018.