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Carolyn Beth Sufrin, A.M., M.D., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Female

Expertise: Family Planning, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Obstetrics, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Women's Reproductive Health

Research Interests: Incarcerated women and reproductive health care; Public and private delivery of correctional health care; Health disparities and discourse on health rights ...read more

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Background

Dr. Carolyn Sufrin is an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Her areas of clinical expertise include family planning, general obstetrics and gynecologic care.  

Dr. Sufrin received her undergraduate degree in anthropology from Amherst College. She earned her M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Dr. Sufrin performed a fellowship in family planning at the University of California, San Francisco, where she also earned a Ph.D. in medical anthropology. Dr. Sufrin joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2014.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Sufrin was a visiting scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Institute of the History of Medicine and an assistant professor in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Sufrin’s research interests include reproductive health care for incarcerated women and the public and private delivery of correctional health care. While in San Francisco, Dr. Sufrin started a women’s health clinic at the San Francisco County Jail. The clinic continues to provide gynecologic and obstetric care to female inmates.

In 2015, Dr. Sufrin received a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health grant to study pregnancy outcomes in prisons and jails, compiling national scale statistics on women who are pregnant while in custody.

Dr. Sufrin serves on the board of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. She is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Anthropological Association.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003)

Residencies

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center / Obstetrics and Gynecology (2007)

Fellowships

  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (2010)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology / Obstetrics And Gynecology (2010, 2013)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Sufrin CB, Postlethwaite D, Armstrong M, Wendt JM, Steinauer JE. Neisseria gonorrhea and Chlamydia trachomatis Screening at Intrauterine Device Insertion and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. Obstetrics and Gynecology; 2012 Dec; 120(6): 1314-1321.

Niehuus, R and Sufrin, CB Women's Empowerment in Critical Focus: Healthy Reproducers, Political Agents, and Market Participants. Western Humanities Review. 2012 Fall; 66(3): 8-34.

Sufrin CB, Autry AM, Harris KL, Goldenson J, Steinauer JE. County jail as a novel site for obstetrics and gynecology resident education. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2012 Sep; 4(3): 346-350.

LaRochelle F, Castro C, Goldenson J, Tulsky J, Cohan D, Blumenthal P, Sufrin CB. Contraception Use and Barriers to Access among Newly Arrested Women. Journal of Correctional Health Care 2012 Apr; 18(2): 111-9

Sufrin CB, Saleeby E. Readers Respond: Care at the Crossroads, Incarceration and Pregnancy. JAMA Online, February 26, 2011.

Sufrin CB, Tulsky JP, Goldenson J, Winter KS, Cohan D. Emergency Contraception for Newly Arrested Women: Evidence for an Unrecognized Public Health Opportunity. Journal of Urban Health 2010 Mar; 87(2): 244-253.

Sufrin CB, Creinin MD, and Chang JC. Contraception Services for Incarcerated Women: A National Survey of Correctional Health Providers. Contraception 2009 Dec; 80(6): 561-5.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Virchow Award runner-up for outstanding graduate student essay in medical anthropology, 2012
  • Outstanding Research Award, Researcher in Training, Reproductive Health 2010 Annual Meeting, 2010
  • Outstanding Faculty Award in Medical Student Teaching , UCSF, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, 2011 - 2012
  • Most Outstanding Fellow Award , UCSF, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, 2008 - 2009
  • Outstanding Faculty Award in Resident Teaching , UCSF, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, 2008 - 2012
  • Senior Resident Research Award , University of Pittsburgh/Magee Womens Hospital, 2007
  • Margaret Scearce Compassionate Care Award , University of Pittsburgh/Magee Womens Hospital, 2007
  • Irene McLenahan Young Investigators Award , Magee Womens Research Institute, 2007
  • Gold Foundation Little Apple Teaching Award Finalist , University of Pittsburgh, 2006
  • Yale/Johnson and Johnson Physician Scholars Program, 2005
  • Berlex Resident Teaching Award , University of Pittsburgh, 2005
  • Thomas J. Watson Fellowship , 1 year of independent, international travel and study, 1997 - 1998
  • Graduated Summa cum laude , Amherst College, 1997
  • Frank Fowler Dow Prize in Chemistry , Amherst College, 1997

Memberships

  • Academy of Correctional Health Professionals
  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    Fellow
  • Society for Family Planning
    Fellow

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

  • BIRCWH Grants Awarded to Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Faculty, Press alert (03/2016)
  • Helping Women and Girls in Prison, The New York Times (12/2015)
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