Graduated - Class of 2018
Contra Costa County FQHC
Research/Clinical Interests: Infertility, contraception, family planning, LGBT health, gynecologic surgery
||Field of Study
||University of California, San Francisco
||Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
||Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
||University of Pennsylvania
||University of California, Santa Cruz
Research & Professional Experience
||Novel markers of ovarian reserve - looking at the total number of antral follicles in the largest dimension and assessed the validity of this measurement also comparing it to gold standard markers.
||President of the Perelman School of Medicine's obstetrics and gynecology interest group.
||San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua - reproductive health counseling and screenings
||Family Planning - Worked on multiple family planning clinical trials. (1) Evaluated teens' ability to appropriately determine whether they should use Plan B. (2) Evaluated patient satisfaction with medical abortion with mifepristone/misoprostol in comparison to surgical management. (3) Looked at the efficacy of an investigational intrauterine system (levonorgestral releasing device) compared with Mirena.
||Ovarian Reserve Studies - The main project evaluated ovarian reserve at different stages of cancer treatment. The remaining projects looked at methods of fertility preservation: (1) Looked at whether cryopreserved ovarian tissue could be used to later achieve pregnancy (2) Evaluated the effectiveness of freezing oocytes as an alternative to freezing embryos.
||Pre-eclampsia - Collected blood and urine samples and used samples to help in the research and development of immunoassays that may provide earlier detection of the condition.
||Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) - Assessed whether EPT decreased the re-infection rates of Chlamydia and/or gonorrhea infection in pregnant patients
Achievements & Recognition
||John and Ada Mencke & the Meyerhoff Fund Scholarship - Merit based scholarship
||Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
Gracia CR, Sammel MD, Freeman E, Prewitt M, Carlson C, Ray A, Vance A, Ginsberg JB. Impact of cancer therapies on ovarian reserve. Fertility and Sterility. 2012 Jan; 97(1): 134-140. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22137491.