2011 Contributor Bios

The following people contributed to the 2011 edition of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” or to health articles on this site. 

Ruth Palombo

By cornershop |
Ruth Palombo, PhD, Assistant Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, designs programs that foster empowerment, independence and well-being for older adults. She … More

William H. Parker, MD

William H. Parker is a clinical professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UCLA School of Medicine and is the … More

Sarah Elspeth Patterson, M.Ed.

By Kiki Zeldes |
Sarah Elspeth Patterson, M.Ed., is a former sex worker, survivor and executive director of Persist Health Project, a peer-led community health organization based … More

Su Penn

Su Penn writes about homeschooling, raising a trans child, polyamory, adoption, sex, and more at her blog. Her article about her youngest child's … More

Lisa Perriera MD, MPH

By cornershop |
Dr. Perriera is an obstetrician-gynecologist that specializes in family planning. Her main areas of interest are the prevention of unintended pregnancy and contraceptive … More

Yvonne Piper, RN, FNP

Yvonne Piper works as a primary care provider at Lyon-Martin Health Services in San Francisco. She has TA'ed two rounds of UCSF's Coursera … More
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Megan Polanin

By Kiki Zeldes |
Megan Polanin is a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Health Research, in Washington, D.C. Her work focuses on scrutinizing scientific research … More

Jerilynn C. Prior MD, FRCPC, ABIM, ABEM

Jerilynn Prior is a professor of endocrinology at UBC in Canada. Her work focuses on understanding women's reproduction (adolescence, menarche, menstrual cycles, ovulation, … More

Jenni Grover Prokopy

Jenni Prokopy is founder/editrix of ChronicBabe.com, where she draws on her experience with fibromyalgia and other conditions to teach women to build incredible … More