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Society of Family Planning Names Taehyun Kim, Ph.D. '24, as Emerging Scholar

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The Society of Family Planning has named Taehyun Kim, Ph.D. ‘24, a doctoral student in health policy and management research in the UMD School of Public Health, as an Emerging Scholar in Family Planning.

Kim’s research examines access to reproductive health care and related outcomes, especially in disadvantaged communities.

She has worked with Associate Professor Michel Boudreaux to evaluate the Delaware Contraceptive Access Now (DelCAN) initiative, which focuses on reducing unintended pregnancies and improving access to and delivery of family planning services and contraceptives in Delaware. She has also worked with Associate Professor Julia R. Steinberg on abortion opinions.

As an Emerging Scholar, Kim will receive up to $7,500 to support her dissertation, which will investigate the role that Medicaid-funded abortion care plays in the lives of patients.

“Taehyun’s work has important implications for state Medicaid programs and for the public's health in the wake of recent abortion restrictions allowed by the Supreme Court,” Boudreaux said.

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