Emily Vala-Haynes

Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Science

503-838-9256 | valahaynese@wou.edu
RWEC 235

At WOU since

09/16/2014

Course schedule

Winter 2019
CRNCourseTitleTimesLocation
20174 HE473 BIOMETRICS & RESEARCH METHODS TR 1000-1150 RWEC 208
20160 HE375Q EPIDEMIOLOGY TR 0800-0950 RWEC 105
20183 HE573 BIOMETRICS & RESEARCH METHODS TR 1000-1150 RWEC 208
20181 HE565 INTERNATIONAL HEALTH MW 1200-1350 RWEC 208
20172 HE465D INTERNATIONAL HEALTH MW 1200-1350 RWEC 208

Vitae

Education

Ph.D. in Demography and Sociology: University of Pennsylvania
M.P.H. in Global Health: Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
B.A. in Political Science: University of California, San Diego

Undergraduate courses taught

Epidemiology
Biometrics and Research Methods
Child and Adolescent Health
International Health
Reproductive Health
Migrant Health
Violence and Public Health
Maternal and Child Health
Health Inequities
Beginning Rock Climbing

Current research

My research focuses on international reproductive health, and I have experience working on projects in Mexico, Argentina, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Mali. I am primarily interested in reproductive health challenges–access to contraception, unintended pregnancy, maternal mortality, and intimate partner violence–faced by women in rural areas both internationally and in the United States. My most recent work explores decision making and female sterilization in South Asia and Latin America. This study is the first to quantitatively assess the current state of informed choice across countries where female sterilization is a common modern method of contraception.




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