Jan. 18 – Accelerating Access to Abortion Care Through Policy-partnered Research

January 18, 2023 @ 12:00–1:00 pm




About the Talk

In this talk, Dr. Sarah Munro will introduce attendees to the landscape of abortion access in Canada and the factors that facilitate uptake of stigmatized practices like abortion care. This presentation will also highlight the characteristics of integrated knowledge translation that lead to abortion policy and systems change, including how community partnerships shape and accelerate this work.

About the Speaker

Dr. Sarah Munro is a qualitative health services researcher whose focus is knowledge translation and implementation science in women’s health. She is a Co-Director of the Contraception and Abortion Research Team (CART-GRAC), an Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and a Scientist with the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences (CHÉOS). Her program of research is supported by a Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar Award and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr. Munro completed her graduate studies at the University of British Columbia and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Dr. Munro’s program of research focuses on investigating the factors that influence implementation of evidence-based innovations in women’s health care. She leads integrated knowledge translation studies on implementation of shared decision-making tools for use in the childbearing year and best practices in family planning. Dr. Munro also develops and tests tools that support effective patient-oriented knowledge translation, including decision aids and short documentaries.