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Iris Jovel, MD
Iris Jovel, MD
Resident Physician - PGY 3

[email protected]

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Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
490 Illinois Street
10th Floor, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94158

Location Office Phone Fax
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: Social determinants of health, racial and ethnic disparities in health, access to and utilization of reproductive health care, family planning



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2019 University of California, San Francisco MD Medicine
2013 Stanford University; Stanford, CA BA Human Biology

Research & Professional Experience

2017-2019 Health & Society Pathways Fellow – Understanding decision certainty among women searching online for abortion care; University of California, San Francisco
2015 Student Researcher - NIDDK Medical Student Summer Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity; University of California, San Francisco
2013-2014 Human Biology Core Course Associate, Program in Human Biology; Stanford University
2011-2012 Research Assistant – Understanding barriers to care in families’ transition from the neonatal intensive care unit to home; Stanford University

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2018 Pathways Yearlong Inquiry Fellowship in Health & Society; University of California, San Francisco
2010, 2013 Recognition of Academic Excellence; El Centro Chicano-Latino Community Awards; Stanford University
2012 Community Health Advocacy Fellowship; Stanford University

Poster Presentations

Jovel I, Cartwright A, Ralph L, Rocca C, Upadhyay U. Effects of waiting periods on decision-certainty among people searching online for abortion care: A prospective study. Poster Presentation - Society of Family Planning.

“Understanding Decision Certainty among Women Searching Online for Abortion Care.” National Abortion Federation Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, April 2018.

"Competitive inhibition of the mitochondrial fission factor (Mff)-dynamic related protein 1 (Drp1) complex by a novel regulator of mitochondrial morphology.” NIDDK Medical Student Research Symposium, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, August 2015.


Jovel IJ, Cartwright AF, Ralph L, Upadhyay UD. Abortion waiting periods and decision certainty among people searching online for abortion care. Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Mar 10. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004313. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33706354

Upadhyay UD, Jovel IJ, McCuaig KD, Cartwright AF. Using Google Ads to recruit and retain a cohort considering abortion in the United States. Contraception: X, Volume 2, 100017.

Enlow E, Herbert SL, Jovel IJ, Lorch SA, Anderson C, Chamberlain LJ. Neonatal intensive care unit to home: the transition from parent and pediatrician perspectives, a prospective cohort study. J Perinatol. 2014 Oct;34(10):761-6. doi: 10.1038/jp.2014.75. Epub 2014 May 15. PMID: 24831523