Current Scholar

Chevelle M. A. Davis

PhD Student, Public Health
Chevelle M. A. Davis
Academic Institution: University of Hawaii at Mānoa Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii Cohort Start Year: 2020
Research Topics: Healthcare Access, Maternal and Infant Health, Sexual Health
Populations Served: Adolescents (12-20 years), Adults (21-64 years), Women's Health

FOCUS
As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once said, “The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself. When the government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a full adult human responsible for her own choices.” Chevelle is committed to continue increasing access to family planning services, including equitable access to contraceptive methods and abortion services, to achieve reproductive justice for all. While much progress has been made, access to all forms of contraception and abortion services remain challenging. Chevelle is interested in identifying system-level barriers that inhibit equitable access to family planning services, and advocating for changes at the political and institutional levels.

MORE ABOUT CHEVELLE
Chevelle is passionate about sexual and reproductive health and rights, and has used her time during her graduate studies to learn about the many access barriers people face regarding their sexual and reproductive health. Chevelle currently works with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Family Planning Division at the University of Hawai’i medical school on a National Institute of Reproductive Health funded project to increase same-day access to long-acting reversible contraceptives across the state of Hawai’i.

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