Erica Sedlander, DrPH, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Institute for Health and Aging
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address490 Illinois Street, #12230
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of California, Santa CruzBASociology
    University of California, BerkeleyMPHHealth, Behavior, and Society
    George Washington UniversityDrPHHealth Behavior
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    University of California, San Francisco 2023  - 2024Society of Hellman Fellows Award
    University of California, San Francisco 2023UCSF Chancellors Fund Award
    The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, GWU2019Clara Schiffer Fellow for Women's Health
    The Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU2019Sigur Center Asian Research Fellow
    Milken Institute School of Public Health 2019GWSPH Doctoral Professional Development Award
    Milken Institute School of Public Health 2016Lori & Michael Milken Public Health Scholar Award

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    Dr. Sedlander is an Assistant Professor and Social Scientist who conducts research to help women achieve their fertility goals throughout the life course (from pregnancy prevention to infertility prevention). She also examines how social norms and gender norms affect attitudes and behavior using qualitative research and statistical modeling.

    Dr. Sedlander developed and validated the G-NORM, a gender norms scale, in India, Nepal, and Uganda. Based on qualitative research, Dr. Sedlander and colleagues also implemented a randomized controlled trial in India, the RANI Project, to improve nutritional behaviors among women using a social norms approach. She conducted the impact evaluation to examine which components of the intervention had the most effect on behavior. Recently, she’s examined how the belief that contraceptives cause infertility affects use in Ethiopia and Kenya. She also directs the DMPA-SC Self-injection Learning Exchange. The aim is to aggregate and synthesize contraceptive self-injection evidence across countries. She is also the co-leader of the Innovations for Choice and Autonomy (ICAN) mentorship program that strives to build capacity in early career investigators in sub-Saharan Africa.

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    1. Concern that contraception affects future fertility: How common is this concern among young people and does it stop them from using contraception? Contracept X. 2023; 5:100103. Watson A, Yarger J, Sedlander E, Urbina J, Hopkins K, Rodriguez MI, Fuentes L, Harper CC. PMID: 38162189; PMCID: PMC10755709.
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    2. The role of social norms on adolescent family planning in rural Kilifi county, Kenya. PLoS One. 2023; 18(2):e0275824. Lahiri S, Bingenheimer J, Sedlander E, Munar W, Rimal R. PMID: 36730329; PMCID: PMC9894424.
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    3. Analyzing fast and slow: Combining traditional and rapid qualitative analysis to meet multiple objectives of a complex transnational study. Front Sociol. 2023; 8:961202. Suchman L, Omoluabi E, Kramer J, Vallin J, Sedlander E, Gitome S, Wekesa P, Kwena Z, Granovsky R, Kayego A, Kaudha B, Atuyambe L, Amongin D, Alitubeera P, Tijani A, Okoli C, Jegede A, Kamanga M, Nyando M, Ndunyu L, Holt K, ICAN Research Consortium. PMID: 36818663; PMCID: PMC9931144.
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    4. Adapting and Validating the G-NORM (Gender Norms Scale) in Nepal: An Examination of How Gender Norms Are Associated with Agency and Reproductive Health Outcomes. Stud Fam Plann. 2023 03; 54(1):181-200. Sedlander E, Dahal M, Bingenheimer JB, Puri MC, Rimal RN, Granovsky R, Diamond-Smith NG. PMID: 36715570.
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    5. The G-NORM Scale: Development and Validation of a Theory-Based Gender Norms Scale. Sex Roles. 2022; 87(5-6):350-363. Sedlander E, Bingenheimer JB, Long MW, Swain M, Rimal RN. PMID: 36168556; PMCID: PMC9508194.
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    6. How does a social norms-based intervention affect behaviour change? Interim findings from a cluster randomised controlled trial in Odisha, India. BMJ Open. 2022 07 08; 12(7):e053152. Sedlander E, Pant I, Bingenheimer J, Yilma H, Patro L, Mohanty S, Ganjoo R, Rimal R. PMID: 35803626; PMCID: PMC9272109.
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    7. If fear of infertility restricts contraception use, what do we know about this fear? An examination in rural Ethiopia. Reprod Health. 2022 Jun 13; 19(Suppl 1):57. Sedlander E, Yilma H, Emaway D, Rimal RN. PMID: 35698228; PMCID: PMC9195198.
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    8. Monitor to innovate with feedback loops: process evaluation protocol for an anemia prevention intervention. Gates Open Res. 2022; 6:13. Pant I, Patro L, Sedlander E, Chandrana S, Rimal R. PMID: 36226259; PMCID: PMC9525569.
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    9. mHealth for Anemia Reduction: Protocol for an Entertainment Education-Based Dual Intervention. JMIR Res Protoc. 2021 Nov 22; 10(11):e26252. Pant I, Rimal R, Yilma H, Bingenheimer J, Sedlander E, Behera S. PMID: 34812735; PMCID: PMC8663628.
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    10. Dietary Diversity and Its Associations with Anemia among Women of Reproductive Age in Rural Odisha, India. Ecol Food Nutr. 2022 May-Jun; 61(3):304-318. Jin Y, Talegawkar SA, Sedlander E, DiPietro L, Parida M, Ganjoo R, Aluc A, Rimal R. PMID: 34644220.
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    11. Iron and folic acid consumption and changing social norms: cluster randomized field trial, Odisha, India. Bull World Health Organ. 2021 Nov 01; 99(11):773-782. Rimal RN, Yilma H, Sedlander E, Mohanty S, Patro L, Pant I, Khuntia SK, Swain M, Behera S. PMID: 34737470; PMCID: PMC8542261.
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    12. A Social Norms-Based Intervention Improves Dietary Diversity among Women in Rural India: The Reduction in Anemia through Normative Innovations (RANI) Project. Nutrients. 2021 Aug 17; 13(8). Talegawkar SA, Jin Y, Sedlander E, Ganjoo R, Behera S, DiPietro L, Rimal R. PMID: 34444984; PMCID: PMC8401778.
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    13. Does the Belief That Contraceptive Use Causes Infertility Actually Affect Use? Findings from a Social Network Study in Kenya. Stud Fam Plann. 2021 09; 52(3):343-359. Sedlander E, Bingenheimer JB, Lahiri S, Thiongo M, Gichangi P, Munar W, Rimal RN. PMID: 34255872; PMCID: PMC8457152.
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    14. Examining intentions to take iron supplements to inform a behavioral intervention: The Reduction in Anemia through Normative Innovations (RANI) project. PLoS One. 2021; 16(5):e0249646. Sedlander E, Long MW, Bingenheimer JB, Rimal RN. PMID: 33974640; PMCID: PMC8112683.
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    15. Improving iron folic acid consumption through interpersonal communication: Findings from the Reduction in Anemia through Normative Innovations (RANI) project. Patient Educ Couns. 2022 01; 105(1):81-87. Ganjoo R, Rimal RN, Talegawkar SA, Sedlander E, Pant I, Bingenheimer JB, Chandarana S, Aluc A, Jin Y, Yilma H, Panda B. PMID: 33980397; PMCID: PMC8710582.
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    16. Determinants of work capacity (predicted VO2max) in non-pregnant women of reproductive age living in rural India. BMC Public Health. 2021 04 15; 21(1):735. DiPietro L, Bingenheimer J, Talegawkar SA, Sedlander E, Yilma H, Pradhan P, Rimal R. PMID: 33858397; PMCID: PMC8051129.
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    17. How gender norms affect anemia in select villages in rural Odisha, India: A qualitative study. Nutrition. 2021 06; 86:111159. Sedlander E, Talegawkar S, Ganjoo R, Ladwa C, DiPietro L, Aluc A, Rimal RN. PMID: 33636419; PMCID: PMC8209141.
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    18. Is fatigue a cue to obtain iron supplements in Odisha, India? A mixed methods investigation. BMJ Open. 2020 10 20; 10(10):e037471. Yilma H, Sedlander E, Rimal RN, Pattnaik S. PMID: 33082184; PMCID: PMC7577027.
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    19. Patient-Reported Reasons for Not Using Primary Prevention Statin Therapy. J Clin Med. 2020 Oct 18; 9(10). DeWitt CM, Ponce RB, Bry H, Wali S, Sedlander E, Ladapo JA. PMID: 33080939; PMCID: PMC7603153.
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    20. Variation in Self-Perceived Fecundity among Young Adult U.S. Women. Womens Health Issues. 2021 Jan-Feb; 31(1):31-39. Gemmill A, Sedlander E, Bornstein M. PMID: 32839092; PMCID: PMC7769880.
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    21. A Clinical Reminder Order Check Intervention to Improve Guideline-concordant Imaging Practices for Men With Prostate Cancer: A Pilot Study. Urology. 2020 11; 145:113-119. Ciprut SE, Kelly MD, Walter D, Hoffman R, Becker DJ, Loeb S, Sedlander E, Tenner CT, Sherman SE, Zeliadt SB, Makarov DV. PMID: 32721517.
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    22. "It Allows You to Challenge Your Beliefs": Examining Medical Students' Reactions to First Trimester Abortion. Womens Health Issues. 2020 Sep - Oct; 30(5):353-358. Rivlin K, Sedlander E, Cepin A. PMID: 32669243.
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    23. Moving beyond individual barriers and identifying multi-level strategies to reduce anemia in Odisha India. BMC Public Health. 2020 Apr 06; 20(1):457. Sedlander E, Long MW, Mohanty S, Munjral A, Bingenheimer JB, Yilma H, Rimal RN. PMID: 32252698; PMCID: PMC7137437.
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    24. The reduction in anemia through normative innovations (RANI) project: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial in Odisha, India. BMC Public Health. 2020 Feb 07; 20(1):203. Yilma H, Sedlander E, Rimal RN, Pant I, Munjral A, Mohanty S. PMID: 32033546; PMCID: PMC7007687.
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    25. Beyond Individual-Level Theorizing in Social Norms Research: How Collective Norms and Media Access Affect Adolescents' Use of Contraception. J Adolesc Health. 2019 04; 64(4S):S31-S36. Sedlander E, Rimal RN. PMID: 30914165; PMCID: PMC6426727.
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    26. Quantifying downstream impact of inappropriate staging imaging in a cohort of veterans with low- and intermediate-risk incident prostate cancer. Urol Oncol. 2019 02; 37(2):145-149. Drangsholt S, Walter D, Ciprut S, Lepor A, Sedlander E, Curnyn C, Loeb S, Malloy P, Winn AN, Makarov DV. PMID: 30578160.
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    27. "They Destroy the Reproductive System": Exploring the Belief that Modern Contraceptive Use Causes Infertility. Stud Fam Plann. 2018 12; 49(4):345-365. Sedlander E, Bingenheimer JB, Thiongo M, Gichangi P, Rimal RN, Edberg M, Munar W. PMID: 30411794; PMCID: PMC6518934.
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    28. Understanding modern contraception uptake in one Ethiopian community: a case study. Reprod Health. 2018 Jun 20; 15(1):111. Sedlander E, Bingenheimer JB, Edberg MC, Rimal RN, Shaikh H, Munar W. PMID: 29925395; PMCID: PMC6011588.
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    29. Barriers and facilitators affecting the implementation of substance use screening in primary care clinics: a qualitative study of patients, providers, and staff. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2018 04 09; 13(1):8. McNeely J, Kumar PC, Rieckmann T, Sedlander E, Farkas S, Chollak C, Kannry JL, Vega A, Waite EA, Peccoralo LA, Rosenthal RN, McCarty D, Rotrosen J. PMID: 29628018; PMCID: PMC5890352.
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    30. Health state utilities among contemporary prostate cancer patients on active surveillance. Transl Androl Urol. 2018 Apr; 7(2):197-202. Loeb S, Curnyn C, Walter D, Fagerlin A, Siebert U, Mühlberger N, Braithwaite RS, Schwartz MD, Lepor H, Sedlander E. PMID: 29732277; PMCID: PMC5911532.
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    31. Designing a socio-normative intervention to reduce anemia in Odisha India: A formative research protocol. Gates Open Res. 2018 Mar 20; 2:15. Sedlander E, Rimal RN, Talegawkar SA, Yilma H, Munar W. PMID: 29683135; PMCID: PMC5906750.
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    32. Designing a theory-based intervention to improve the guideline-concordant use of imaging to stage incident prostate cancer. Urol Oncol. 2018 05; 36(5):246-251. Ciprut S, Sedlander E, Watts KL, Matulewicz RS, Stange KC, Sherman SE, Makarov DV. PMID: 29398250.
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    33. Informational needs during active surveillance for prostate cancer: A qualitative study. Patient Educ Couns. 2018 02; 101(2):241-247. Loeb S, Curnyn C, Fagerlin A, Braithwaite RS, Schwartz MD, Lepor H, Carter HB, Ciprut S, Sedlander E. PMID: 28886974; PMCID: PMC5808852.
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    34. Veterans' Preferences for Remote Management of Chronic Conditions. Telemed J E Health. 2018 03; 24(3):229-235. Sedlander E, Barboza KC, Jensen A, Skursky N, Bennett K, Sherman S, Schwartz M. PMID: 28745941.
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    35. Group education sessions for women veterans who experienced sexual violence: Qualitative findings. Fam Syst Health. 2017 09; 35(3):360-372. Dognin J, Sedlander E, Jay M, Ades V. PMID: 28414479.
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    36. Qualitative study on decision-making by prostate cancer physicians during active surveillance. BJU Int. 2017 07; 120(1):32-39. Loeb S, Curnyn C, Fagerlin A, Braithwaite RS, Schwartz MD, Lepor H, Carter HB, Sedlander E. PMID: 27611479; PMCID: PMC5555310.
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    37. A qualitative study to understand guideline-discordant use of imaging to stage incident prostate cancer. Implement Sci. 2016 09 02; 11(1):118. Makarov DV, Sedlander E, Braithwaite RS, Sherman SE, Zeliadt S, Gross CP, Curnyn C, Shedlin M. PMID: 27590603; PMCID: PMC5010696.
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    38. Perspectives of Prostate Cancer Patients on Gleason Scores and the New Grade Groups: Initial Qualitative Study. Eur Urol. 2016 12; 70(6):1083-1085. Loeb S, Curnyn C, Sedlander E. PMID: 27283215; PMCID: PMC5554069.
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    39. Opportunities and Challenges for Adolescent Health Under the Affordable Care Act. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Oct; 19(10):2089-93. Tebb KP, Sedlander E, Bausch S, Brindis CD. PMID: 25724539.
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    40. Options for assuring access to confidential care for adolescents and young adults in an explanation of benefits environment. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jan; 56(1):7-9. Sedlander E, Brindis CD, Bausch SH, Tebb KP. PMID: 25530602.
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