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UT Austin profiles Dr. Abigail Aiken and how she uses her research to inform the reproductive health policy debate in Texas

Nov. 7, 2017

Dr. Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, has dedicated her career to researching factors that affect sexual and reproductive health, including one of the most highly charged issues in society, access to abortion.

“It's very emotionally charged,” says Aiken, an expert in reproductive health. “I think data and scientific evidence can provide some common ground for discussion.”

Dr. Abigail Aiken Receives the University Co-op “Best Research Paper” Award

Oct. 13, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin Co-op generously sponsors research awards each year including the Best Research Paper Award. The awards are administered by The University of Texas at Austin Office of the Vice President of Research.

Dr. Abigail Aiken Appears Before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution

Oct. 5, 2017

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 8:00 am Central Standard Time (2:00 pm Dublin time), CHASP Faculty Fellow and The LBJ School of Public Affairs professor Dr. Abigail Aiken appeared before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution, the Irish Parliamentary Committee responsible for deciding the scope of the referendum to legalize abortion in Ireland, which is slated to take place in 2018.

Dr. Abigail Aiken: New Paper on Women Seeking Abortion Services in Great Britain

Sept. 18, 2017

Abortion in Great Britain is legal yet many women seek abortion services outside the formal healthcare system.

LBJ School of Public Affairs professor and CHASP faculty fellow Dr. Abigail Aiken studied women in England, Scotland, and Wales who requested at-home medication abortion through online telemedicine initiative Women on Web (WoW).

CHASP at Population Association of America 2017 Annual Meeting

April 22, 2017

The Population Association of America (PAA) is the leading professional association for scholars, demographers, sociologists, economists, public health professionals, and others in population research and education.  Several faculty fellows from the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Center for Health and Social Policy are presenting their most recent research at this year’s PAA Annual Meeting in Chicago:

CHASP Faculty at LBJ School Innovation Bound 2017

Feb. 8, 2017

Each year, the LBJ School of Public Affairs recognizes its distinguished scholars and the contributions to their fields through their published works at Innovation Bound.

CHASP is honored to have several affiliated faculty whose work is being celebrated at this year’s event on February 8, 2017:

Abigail Aiken Appointed to Central Health Board of Managers of Travis County

Dec. 16, 2016

CHASP faculty fellow and LBJ School associate professor Dr. Abigail Aiken has accepted a joint appointment to the nine-member Central Health Board of Managers. This all-volunteer board is composed of four appointees from the Austin City Council, four appointees from the Travis County Commissioners Court and one joint appointee. Aiken was approved by the Travis County Commissioners Court on December 6 and by the Austin City Council on December 15.

New LBJ Faculty and Reproductive Health Expert Abigail Aiken

Feb. 12, 2016

Abigail Aiken is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. During the Fall 2014 semester, she was also a lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In Fall 2016, she will join the LBJ School as Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and new CHASP faculty associate.

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