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UMD Experts on SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade


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University of Maryland faculty members have specific expertise and insight to offer regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Please contact for more information or for help setting up interviews.

  • Elizabeth Aparicio, assistant professor of behavioral and community health in the School of Public Health and a licensed clinical social worker, is an expert on the relationships between childhood and adolescent trauma, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and sexual and reproductive health. She can speak to the impact of restricted abortion access on women who have experienced sexual trauma and women from marginalized populations. Her research on intergenerational trauma was recently featured in this NPR piece.

  • Michael Spivey, senior lecturer in the Department of Government and Politics, teaches courses on public law including Current Issues in the Supreme Court. He is also interested in the role of the courts in the culture wars, which was the topic of his dissertation; “Culture Warriors Go to Court: The Supreme Court and the Culture Wars.”

  • Jamie Trevitt, associate clinical professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the School of Public Health, studies population and reproductive health and has researched unintended pregnancy, abortion, and use/choice of contraception both domestically and internationally.

  • Amy Lewin, associate professor of family science in the School of Public Health is a trained clinical psychologist who has more than 20 years experience researching reproductive health and teen pregnancy. She can speak about the impact of the SCOTUS decision on adolescent mental and reproductive health.

  • Susan Parker, professor of public policy, is an expert on education, health, and the evaluation of programs and public policies. She is also associate director of the Maryland Population Research Center and can speak to the impact restricting abortion has on specific populations of women.

(Note: This list will be continually updated)

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