Anne K. Sebert Kuhlmann, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor; Behavioral Science and Health Education
College for Public Health and Social Justice
Master of Public Health program
Introduction to Global Health; Global Health Implementation Science; Assessment, Intervention Development and Evaluation (AIDE) II
- Ph.D., Health and Behavior Sciences, University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center
- M.P.H., University of Michigan
- B.S., Anthropology and Spanish, Emory University
Community mobilization; health behavior; HIV/AIDS; international public health; maternal health; program planning and evaluation; menstrual hygiene management and reproductive health
Publications and Media Placements
- Gullo S, Galavotti C, Sebert Kuhlmann A, Msiska T, Hastings P, Marti CN (2020) Effects of the Community Score Card approach on reproductive health service-related outcomes in Malawi. PLoS ONE 15(5): e0232868. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232868
- Sebert Kuhlmann A, Key R, Billingsley C, Shato T*, Scroggins S*, Teni M.* Students’ menstrual hygiene needs and school attendance in an urban St. Louis, MO district. J of Adolescent Health. 2020 in press
- Belay S, Sebert Kuhlmann A, Wall LL. Girls’ attendance at school after a menstrual hygiene intervention in northern Ethiopia. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 2020 Feb; DOI: 10.1002/ijgo.13127
- Peters Bergquist E*, Trolard A, Zhao Y, Sebert Kuhlmann A, Loux T, Liang SY, Stoner BP, Reno H. Single and Repeated Use of the Emergency Department for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Care. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2020 Jan;47(1):14-18.
- Peters Bergquist E*, Trolard A, Sebert Kuhlmann A, Loux T, Liang SY, Stoner BP, Reno H. Undertreatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea among pregnant women in the emergency department. International Journal of STD & AIDS. 2019; doi: 0956462419880379
- Peters Bergquist E*, Trolard A, Fox B, Sebert Kuhlmann A, Loux T, Liang SY, Stoner BP, Reno H. Presenting to the emergency department versus clinic-based sexually transmitted disease care locations for testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: a spatial exploration. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2019 Jul 1;46(7):474-9.
- Sebert Kuhlmann A, Peters Bergquist E*, Danjoint D*, Wall LL. Unmet menstrual hygiene needs among low-income women: Reply. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2019 Jun 1;133(6):1285-.
- Iannotti L, Chapnick M, Eyler A, Hobson A, Sebert Kuhlmann A, Kreuter M. Public Health Seminar: classics to contemporary cases for a new pedagogy. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. 2019 Jun;5(2):124-31
- Sebert Kuhlmann A, Shato T*, Fu Q, Sierra M. Intimate partner violence, pregnancy intention and contraceptive use in Honduras. Contraception. 2019, Aug 100(2):137.
- Sebert Kuhlmann A, Peters Bergquist E*, Danjoint D*, Wall LL. Unmet menstrual hygiene needs among low-income women. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2019, Feb 133(2):1.
- Sebert Kuhlmann A, Gullo S, Galavotti C, Grant C, Cavatore M, & Posnock S. Women’s and Health Workers’ Voices in Open, Inclusive Communities and Effective Spaces (VOICES): measuring governance outcomes in reproductive and maternal health programs. Development Policy Review. (accepted)
- Sebert Kuhlmann A, Altman L*, & Galavotti C. The importance of community mobilization in interventions to improve sexual, reproductive, and maternal health outcomes: a review of the evidence. Health Care for Women International. (accepted)
- Altman L*, Sebert Kuhlmann A, & Galavotti C. Understanding the Black Box: a systematic review of the measurement
of the community mobilization process in interventions targeting sexual, reproductive,
and maternal health. Evaluation and Program Planning, 2015; 49:86-97.
- “Even in the U.S., poor women often can’t afford tampons, pads.”—Reuters, January 2019
- “Period Poverty: Most Poor Women in St. Louis Can’t Afford Tampons and Sanitary Products, Resort to Using Rags and Diapers.”—Newsweek, January 2019
- “Two-Thirds of Low-Income Women In 1 Major City Can’t Always Afford Tampons and Pads.”—HuffPost, January 2019
- “Women belonging to low-income households deprived of menstrual hygiene: Study.”—Times Now, January 2019
- “Menstrual hygiene needs unmet for low-income women.”—EurekAlert, January 2019
- “Tampons and Pads Are Expensive—Here’s How You Can Help A Girl Out”—Well+Good, January 2019
- “Two-thirds of poor U.S. women struggle to afford pads, tampons.”—UPI, January 2019
- “Two-Thirds of Poor U.S. Women Can’t Afford Menstrual Pads, Tampons: Study.”—U.S. News & World Report, January 2019
- “Two-Thirds of Poor U.S. Women Can’t Afford Menstrual Pads, Tampons: Study.”—Health Day, January 2019
- “Low-Income Women Might Struggle To Access Period Products, According To New Study.”—Romper, January 2019
- “In this US city, women are using paper towels & tissues because they can’t afford tampons.”—LGBTQ Nation, January 2019
- “Two-Thirds of Poor U.S. Women Can’t Afford Menstrual Pads, Tampons: Study.”—MedicineNet, January 2019
- “Low-Income Women Lack Menstrual Hygiene Supplies.”—Drugs.com, January 2019
- “Many low-income women unable to afford menstrual hygiene products, finds study.”—News-Medical, January 2019
- “New group will provide free tampons and pads to low-income St. Louis women.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 2019
- “Local Organizations Collaborate To Increase Access To Menstrual Products Among Low-Income People.”—St. Louis Public Radio, January 2019
- “Why conservatives should care about women’s health.”—The Dallas Morning News, February 2019
- “Alliance supplies free menstrual products for low-income women and girls.”—The St. Louis American, February 2019
- “Global Journalist: Ending ‘Period Poverty.’”—KBIA, April 2019
- “Ending Period Poverty.”—Global Journalist, April 2019
- “St. Louis Alliance for Period Supplies combats period poverty with ‘This is a Tampon’ campaign.”—St. Louis Magazine, April 2019
- “Period Poverty: Raising Awareness About An Overlooked Global Issue.”—KQED, May 2019
- “Five Million Period Products to Be Distributed to Individuals in Need to Mark First of Alliance for Period Supplies.”—EIN Presswire, May 2019
- “Meet the St. Louisans fighting to end period poverty in our city.”—St. Louis Magazine, July 2019
- “Growing Awareness of “Period Poverty” in Schools.”—NEA Today, February 2020
- “Tampons, pads and politics mesh amid push in Colorado for access to menstrual supplies.”—The Denver Post, March 2020
Honors and Awards
- Certificate of Recognition: Excellence in Teaching (Washington University)
- Behavioral & Social Science Working Group's Research Award, CDC
- Terry Leet Research Award (Generate Health),
- Annual Research Award - Assistant Professor (CPHSJ at SLU)
Professional Organizations and Associations
- American Evaluation Association, member
- American Public Health Association, member
Community Work and Service
Dr. Sebert Kuhlmann joined the College for Public Health and Social Justice in 2015
as an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science and Health Education. She has an array
of international experience in public health intervention development and program
evaluation, and a well-established record of peer-reviewed publication in maternal
and reproductive health.
She currently collaborates on maternal health research with indigenous populations in the Andean Highlands of Ecuador and on the evaluation of community mobilization interventions to improve maternal health outcomes in Malawi. Locally, Dr. Sebert Kuhlmann works with St. Louis-based organizations involved in global health work, including Dignity Period and Microfinancing Partners for Africa.
In addition, she supports SLU’s partnership with the National Autonomous University of Honduras. Currently, she teaches and advises in the Global Health concentration.