Jenny Higgins

Position title: Director and Research Hub Co-Advisor, Collaborative for Reproductive Equity - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


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I’m a proud faculty member in the departments of both Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) and Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as the director of UW CORE, the Collaborative for Reproductive Equity. With training in both GWS and public health, I conduct mixed-methods research on sexuality, gender, and reproductive health. In all of my research and advocacy, I endeavor to help folks achieve their sexual health goals—for example, avoiding unwanted pregnancy and STIs, maximizing sexual well-being—within the context of their lives, relationships, and communities.

For more information on my research, publications, and teaching, please check out my webpage.

Curriculum Vitae

Pronouns: she/her or they/them

Gender & Women’s Studies Courses:
GWS 103: Gender, Women, Bodies, and Health
GWS 534: Gender, Sexuality, and Reproduction: Public Health Approaches
GWS 950: Special Topics in GWS Graduate Study (“Gender and Health”)