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Jenifer Allsworth, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Secondary), Assistant Professor in the Division of Clinical Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University

Jenifer Allsworth

Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110


Jenifer Allsworth, PhD obtained her AB in Human Biology and PhD in Epidemiology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She is a reproductive and social epidemiologist with specific expertise in the impact of social factors on reproductive health and aging.

Dr. Allsworth has been an investigator on multiple longitudinal large-scale population based epidemiologic studies in women’s health, including the community-based Boston Area Community Health Study, a study of urologic and reproductive health in a multi-ethnic cohort of Boston residents, the Study of Women’s Health across the Nation (SWAN), a multi-ethnic, longitudinal study of women’s health during the menopausal transition and Project PROTECT, an intervention study to improve dual method contraceptive use. She also has expertise in the analysis of large, nationally representative samples, including the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the National Survey of Family, and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

Dr. Allsworth is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Clinical Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Area of Specialization / Research Interests How social factors, such as race/ethnicity, stress and socioeconomic position, impact women’s reproductive health.

Current research interests include:

* The role of the interaction between race/ethnicity and inflammation in the onset and consequences of bacterial vaginosis.

* The association between social factors and obstetric and gynecologic outcomes, such as preterm birth.

* The impact of stress on reproductive aging (timing of menarche and menopause).

* The impact of financial barriers on the use and continuation of contraception.


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