Current Scholar

Samyu Comandur

PhD Student, Political Science
Samyu Comandur
Academic Institution: University of California, Los Angeles Location: Los Angeles, California Cohort Start Year: 2022
Research Topics: Health Care Access, Racial Justice, Sexual Health
Populations Served: African-American/Black, Low-Income Communities, Women's Health

FOCUS
How do reproductive healthcare clinics respond to anti-abortion protests? How do anti-abortion protests and counter-organizing strategies affect the quality of patient experiences? Samyu aims to use a variety of methods and data sources in her work to document the efficacy of the strategies employed by clinic escort program organizers. She hopes to focus on the experiences of low-income patients of color in the American South, especially those who live in states with restricted access to abortion.

MORE ABOUT SAMYU
Samyu has a background in using quantitative research methods and community organizing to develop solutions for challenging problems. As a woman of color raised in South Carolina, she is passionate about centering Southern communities of color in her research and uplifting the work of those who organize against health inequity.

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