Ph.D. Student, Demography, University of Pennsylvania
M.P.H., Epidemology, George Washington University, 2018
B.A., Economics and Environmental Studies, Oberlin College, 2014
Zohra Ansari-Thomas was a policy analyst at the Guttmacher Institute in Washington D.C., where her work focused on sexual and reproductive health among immigrant populations, and policies affecting publicly funded family planning health care centers, including Medicaid coverage. During her first few years at Guttmacher, she tracked U.S. state policy legislation on a range of topics including abortion access, family planning, and adolescent health. While working at Guttmacher, Zohra completed a Master of Public Health in epidemiology at the George Washington University, where her research focused on sexual activity, contraceptive use, and sexual violence among high school students. She also holds a BA in economics and environmental studies from Oberlin College. In her doctoral studies, Zohra plans to research the relationship between migration, health, and inequality, and how social determinants of health such as immigration status, labor participation, and social stratification influence health disparities.