Contributors

Health information is created by OBOS in collaboration with topic experts who help write, review and revise content to ensure it is current and evidence-based.

(Are you a contributor who isn’t listed or needs to update information? Submit / update here.)

Carol Sakala

Carol Sakala

By cornershop |
Carol Sakala is the director of Childbirth Connection programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families. She is a long-time maternity care … More
Carolyn M Sampselle

Carolyn M. Sampselle, PhD. RN

By OBOS |
Carolyn M. Sampselle is the Carolyne K. Davis Collegiate Professor of Nursing at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She holds appointments … More
Annie Sartor

Annie Sartor

By OBOS |
Annie Sartor is a core member of Breast Cancer Action's program team and leads BCAction's national campaigns and policy advocacy. Annie's activist background … More

Gordon Schiff

By cornershop |
Gordon Schiff is a practicing internist, Associate Director of Brigham Center for Patient Safety Research, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard. He … More
Abby-L-Schwarz

Abby L. Schwarz

By Kiki Zeldes |
Abby Schwarz, Ph.D., is a behavioral ecologist (semiretired) and was one of 12 women who wrote the first edition of "Our Bodies, Ourselves" in … More
Susan Sered

Susan Sered

By OBOS |
Susan Sered is a professor of sociology at Suffolk University in Boston. Her publications include "Can't Catch a Break: Gender, Jail, Drugs and … More
Ellen R Shaffer

Ellen R. Shaffer, PhD

By OBOS |
Ellen R. Shaffer is co-director with Joe Brenner of the Center for Policy Analysis, which conducts policy research, analysis and advocacy. The Center … More

Grace Shih, MD, MAS

By OBOS |
Grace Shih is an assistant professor at University of Washington in the department of Family Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at … More
Jocelyn Sims

Jocelyn Sims

By OBOS |
Jocelyn Sims is a Chicago-area communications professional with more than 15 years of diverse writing, editing and communications experience. She has a bachelor's … More

Mark Sloan

By Kiki Zeldes |
Mark Sloan is a pediatrician and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Norman P. Spack, MD

By OBOS |
Norman P. Spack is the co-founder of the Gender Management (GeMS) Service at Boston Children's Hospital, the first program in North America to … More

Kimberly Springer

By cornershop |
Kimberly Springer is associate professor of womenีs studies specializing in mass media, social movements, and digital culture. Her books include "Living for the … More

Andy Steiner

By OBOS |
Andy Steiner, author of "Spilled Milk: Breastfeeding Adventures and Advice from Less-Than-Perfect Moms" (Rodale 2005), is a freelance writer and editor based in … More
Heather Stephenson

Heather Stephenson

By OBOS |
Heather Stephenson was the managing editor of the 2005 edition of "Our Bodies, Ourselves," editor of "Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause," and executive editor … More
Naomi E Stotland

Naomi E. Stotland, MD

By OBOS |
Naomi Stotland is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco. Her primary research area is obesity … More
Ryann Summers

Ryann Summers

By OBOS |
Ryann Summers is a San Francisco-based yoga teacher and writer, with a background in counseling and women's health. She studied clinical psychology and … More