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Dr. Steinauer is director of the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, a cutting edge research center that advances reproductive health policy and practice worldwide through research, training and advocacy. To help improve clinical care, Dr. Steinauer launched Innovating Education in Reproductive Health (IERH) in 2012. IERH creates free curricula and learning tools, including a pioneering video-based online abortion course that has been watched by over 10,000 viewers from more than 150 countries. In her role with the national office of the Ryan Residency Training Program, Dr. Steinauer has trained faculty in 28 medical schools in empathy and professionalism in family planning care. As part of her commitment to equity in care, Dr. Steinauer conducts research focused on how clinicians can provide patient-centered care for patients toward whom they feel negative emotions. She collaborates with many investigators on research exploring how to make contraceptive counseling more patient-centered and how to make abortion care more accessible and even safer. She has personally worked with hundreds of medical students, residents and fellows at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital to train the next generation of health care experts. As a medical student, Dr. Steinauer founded Medical Students for Choice.

Sub-specialties: abortion (training, clinical care, impact of restrictions, counseling), contraception (training, clinical care, impact of restrictions, counseling, LARC), STIs, pregnancy & childbirth, patient-centered care and counseling, restrictions on reproductive health in faith-based institutions, medical education, professionalism, teaching self-awareness & empathy 

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