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Ashlee Van Schyndel, MPH

MCH Doctoral-level Trainee

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

About

Ashlee has been a MCH generalist for most of her time in the field. Her research experiences have been a community based participatory research project around hope and belonging in historically marginalized young people as well as investigating health insurance and HPV vaccination uptake. She has also done advocacy work around sexual and reproductive health including abortion, contraception, and sexual violence.

Currently, she is working as a research assistant to Dr. Arden Handler on the Chicago Collaborative for Maternal Health evaluation project. She will also be serving as a MCH Section Student Fellow for AY 2021-2022 for the American Public Health Association.

Her areas of interest within MCH include health policy, reproductive justice, work as a determinant of health, adverse pregnancy outcomes, Bi+ health, and fertility. Upon graduation, Ashlee would like to work for a policy research think tank, social research organization, or federal government agency

Fun Fact- Prior to working in public health, Ashlee was a primatologist and studied howler monkeys in Costa Rica and semi-captive, free-ranging lemurs in Florida.

Selected Publications

  1. Lexington, & Schyndel, A. (2020, July 15). I don’t want my employer making decisions about my birth control, do you? Retrieved December 10, 2020, from https://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article244136027.html

Selected Presentations

  1. Van Schyndel, A. (2020). “Impact of health insurance status on HPV vaccination uptake in adolescents.” Poster presented at the American Public Health Association meeting, virtually due to COVID-19.
  2. Salunkhe, S., Ford, N., Van Schyndel, A., Brown, A., Edmonds, T. (2020). “Culturally-responsive interventions for youth well-being: A mixed-method approach.” Poster presented at the American Public Health Association meeting, virtually due to COVID-19.