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Alison Norris


Associate Professor | The Ohio State University

Norris is an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University College of Public Health, with a joint appointment in The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Norris earned an MD and a PhD from the Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health. She was a Charlotte Ellertson Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Focusing on sensitive or stigmatized subjects, Norris employs multidisciplinary methods to investigate access to contraception and abortion, prevention of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, and knowledge and stigma about sexual reproductive health topics. Norris is the co-principal investigator of the OPEN project and leads the Patterns in Abortion Use in Ohio and Surrounding States project. She also contributes to three additional OPEN research projects: Ohio’s Changing Reproductive Health Care Context: A Statewide Survey; Investigating Ohio’s High Infant Mortality; and Perspectives of Patients and Care-Providers at Crisis Pregnancy Centers.