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Payal Chakraborty

Research Fellow

Payal Chakraborty (she/her) is a Research Fellow in the Department of Population Medicine. As a postdoctoral researcher, she is working with Brittany Charlton on projects that aim to quantify reproductive health disparities among LGBTQ individuals. Dr. Chakraborty’s research focuses on sexual and reproductive health. Specifically, she is interested in research that works towards ensuring that individuals have the resources, support, and agency to enact their reproductive health choices, with a specific emphasis on impacts of existing structures and policies, as well as proposed legislation, on sexual and reproductive health outcomes. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from The Ohio State University and her Masters in Global Health from Duke University. As a graduate student, Dr. Chakraborty’s work focused on sexual and reproductive health in Ohio. Specifically, her research focused on abortion and contraception access, and her PhD dissertation focused on risk factors for syphilis.