Dr. Ophra Leyser-Whalen
I am a medical sociologist whose research focuses on women’s reproductive health. I use qualitative and quantitative research methods to study issues of infertility, sterilization, and contraception. I am happily involved in several current projects with students. I publish in social science, medical, and interdisciplinary journals. I completed my PhD in sociology from the University of Kansas and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health the University of Texas Medical Branch prior to becoming an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at UTEP.
UTEP Faculty Profile: http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=70104&ID=oleyserwhalen
BUILD video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAfhrNhrGmk
"Self-perception as having a Fertility Problem among Infertility Patients": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVs1hxoA86A
Leyser-Whalen, Ophra, Arthur L. Greil, Julia McQuillan, Katherine M. Johnson, and Karina M. Shreffler. 2018. “‘Just Because a Doctor Says Something, Doesn’t Mean that will Happen’: Self-perception as Having a Fertility Problem among Infertility Patients.” Sociology of Health and Illness 40,3:445-462.
Leyser-Whalen, Ophra. 2014. “‘Crazy Woman Juice!’-- Making Sense of Women’s Infertility Treatment with Clomiphene.” Women’s Reproductive Health 1,2:73-89.
Leyser-Whalen, Ophra, and Abbey B. Berenson. 2013. “Control and Constraint for Low-income Women Choosing Outpatient Sterilization.” Qualitative Health Research 23,8:1114-1124.
Leyser-Whalen, Ophra, Mahbubur Rahman, and Abbey B. Berenson. 2011. “Natural and Social Disasters: Racial Inequality in Access to Contraceptives after Hurricane Ike.” Journal of Women’s Health 20,12:1861-1866.