The Contraception Report Editorial Board

Executive Editor

David A. Grimes, MD

Associate Editors

Mitchell D. Creinin, MD

Vanessa E. Cullins, MD, MPH, MBA

S. Jean Emans, MD

Paula J. Adams Hillard, MD

Anita L. Nelson, MD

Alfred N. Poindexter, III, MD

Sharon M. Schnare, RN, FNP, CNM, MSN



David A. Grimes, MD

Vice President of Biomedical Affairs, Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dr. Grimes received his undergraduate education at Harvard University and his medical training at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology. He is board certified by both the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

After completion of his training, Dr. Grimes held a joint appointment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Thereafter, he was Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He then served as Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). He also was a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. He was Chief of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at San Francisco General Hospital from 1993 to 1998. He now is Vice President of Biomedical Affairs at Family Health International and Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Grimes' research interests include fertility regulation, technology assessment, sexually transmitted diseases, and evidence-based medicine. In 1994, he received the Issue of the Year Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and in 1997, its Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Grimes is engaged in research activities for Berlex Laboratories, Ortho-McNeil, and Wyeth. He is a consultant for ALZA, Gynetics, GynoPharma, Mead Johnson, Organon, Ortho-McNeil, Schering, Schmid, and Searle. He is a member of the Speakers Bureau for Berlex Laboratories, GynoPharma, Ortho-McNeil, Parke-Davis, Pharmacia Upjohn, and Wyeth.


Mitchell D. Creinin, MD

Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Creinin received his bachelor of science degree and his doctorate in medicine from Northwestern University Medical School. He performed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as fellowships in family planning and clinical research, at the University of California at San Francisco.

Since 1994, Dr. Creinin has served the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as an Assistant and now Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director of Family Planning and Family Planning Research; and Fellowship Director of Family Planning. In addition to these responsibilities, he serves as an Associate Investigator with the Magee-Womens Research Institute. He has been the principal investigator on numerous research projects, including funding from the NIH, WHO, and USAID.

Dr. Creinin is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has published extensively and holds membership in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, National Abortion Federation, and the Society of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health.

Dr. Creinin is engaged in research for Berlex, Organon, Ortho-McNeil, and Wyeth. He serves as a consultant for Berlex and Danco. He is a member of the Speakers Bureau for Berlex, Ortho-McNeil, and Wyeth.


Vanessa E. Cullins, MD, MPH, MBA

Vice President of Medical Affairs, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York, New York

Dr. Cullins received her undergraduate degree from Spelman College and her doctorate in medicine from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in its hospital's department of obstetrics and gynecology. In addition, she holds a master of public health degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and a master of business administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Immediately prior to joining Planned Parenthood, Dr. Cullins served as Vice President and Medical Director of technical services for EngenderHealth (formerly AVSC International). She had also held various positions within both Johns Hopkins and the Baltimore City Health Department.

Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Cullins sits on the boards of directors of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, the Norplant Foundation, and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. A Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, she has presented and published extensively.

Dr. Cullins is engaged in research for Ortho-McNeil, Watson, and Wyeth. She is a consultant for Wyeth. She is a member of the Speakers Bureau for Organon, Ortho-McNeil, Pharmacia, and Wyeth.


S. Jean Emans, MD

Chief, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Children's Hospital, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Emans earned her undergraduate degree from Radcliffe College and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Upon receiving her doctorate, she completed her internship and residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Children's Hospital in Boston. She is Chief of the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Children's Hospital, Co-Director of the Center for Young Women's Health, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is the Project Director of the MCHB Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Training Program, one of seven in the United States, and Co-Director of the Bright Futures Resource Center for Curricula in Behavioral Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and in adolescent medicine.

Dr. Emans was a member of the first Sub Board in Adolescent Medicine (1991-1997), a member of the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) board of directors (1993-1996), and President of the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) (1996-1997). She participates on the Residency Education Committee of the American Medical Association GAPS project. She has supervised fellowship training and faculty development for the past 25 years, has directed two annual HMS postgraduate courses, and has lectured throughout the United States, including as 1995 SAM Visiting Professor and the 1996 Ray Kroc Visiting Professor to Washington University School of Medicine. She has authored more than 60 papers and two texts: Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (fourth edition, 1998) and Evaluation of the Sexually Abused Child (second edition, 1999).

Dr. Emans is engaged in research for Ortho-McNeil and Organon. She is a member of the Speakers Bureau for Wyeth.


Paula J. Adams Hillard, MD

Professor, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. Hillard earned her bachelor of science degree from the University of North Carolina and her doctorate in medicine from Stanford University School of Medicine. After completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, she joined the faculty of the University of Virginia as Director of Ambulatory Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Hillard currently is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she also serves as Director of Women's Health.

Dr. Hillard has served on and chaired a number of national committees, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Committee on Patient Education and the Committee on Adolescent Health. She is currently a member of the Committee on Gynecologic Practice. She is also an Examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Hillard has been a speaker on topics in ambulatory obstetrics and gynecology, as well as pediatric and adolescent gynecology, to national conferences and postgraduate courses. She serves as an editorial board member for a number of professional journals. Dr. Hillard is an Associate Editor of Novak's Gynecology and is the author of a number of book chapters on women's health.

Dr. Adams is engaged in research for Berlex and Wyeth. She is a consultant for Procter & Gamble. She is a member of the Speakers Bureau for Wyeth, Berlex, Pharmacia-Upjohn, 3M Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Organon, and Ortho-McNeil. She is on the Technical Advisory Committee of Contraceptive Research and Development Program (CONRAD).


Anita L. Nelson, MD

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California

Dr. Nelson holds undergraduate degrees in economics, from Occidental College, and in biology, from the University of California at Irvine. Her medical degree was conferred by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Nelson is currently a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at both the UCLA School of Medicine and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She also serves as Medical Director of both the Women's Health Care Clinic and Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, as well as for the Research Division of the California Family Health Council. She is also Program Director of Women's Health Care Teams for the Coastal County Health Centers within the County of Los Angeles.

Board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Nelson has written extensively in the areas of contraception, menopause, and gynecologic infection. An author of Managing Contraception and Contraceptive Technology, she is also an Editor for Contraceptive Technology Update. Dr. Nelson is the recipient of many professional awards.

Dr. Nelson is engaged in research for Berlex Laboratories, NIH, NICHHD, Organon, Ortho-McNeil, and Pharmacia. She is a member of the Speakers Bureau of Barr Laboratories, Berlex, Columbia Laboratories, Eli Lilly, 3M Pharmaceuticals, Ortho-McNeil, Organon, Pfizer, Pharmacia, Solvay, Women's Capital Corp., and Wyeth.


Alfred N. Poindexter, III, MD

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Dr. Poindexter received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1968 and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Missouri, Kansas City General Hospital, in 1972. In addition, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the Baylor College of Medicine in 1976.

Dr. Poindexter has a faculty member Baylor since 1975. He is Director of the Division of Contraceptive Research and Development, Director of Gynecological Services in the Baylor Population Program, and Director of the Reproductive Endocrinology Service at the University of Houston. He is also Chairman of Baylor's Affirmative Action Committee. Dr. Poindexter also holds clinical appointments at four hospitals in Houston.

Dr. Poindexter has been a Board Examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1988 and is currently an ad hoc member of the editorial boards of the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fertility and Sterility, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has been a member of the Board of Directors and was Secretary of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Dr. Poindexter has participated in numerous studies concerning the efficacy of contraceptive drugs, devices, and programs, often serving as principal investigator. His current research focuses on tubal sterilization and a new spermicidal agent. Past research has covered oral and vaginal contraceptives.

Dr. Poindexter is engaged in research for Wyeth, Organon, and Columbia Laboratories. He is a consultant for Wyeth, Zonagen, Inc., and Organon. He is a member of the Speakers Bureau for Wyeth, Ortho-McNeil, and Johnson & Johnson.


Sharon M. Schnare, RN, FNP, CNM, MSN

Clinical Instructor, Department of Family and Child Nursing, University of Washington Seattle School of Nursing, Seattle, Washington

Ms. Schnare earned her undergraduate degree in nursing at Mount St. Mary's College and her master's degree in nursing from California State University at Long Beach, where she also received her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is also certified as an Obstetrics/ Gynecology Nurse Practitioner by the Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the National Certification Corporation. Other certifications include those as Public Health Nurse, Nurse Midwife, and Clinical Hypnotherapist.

In addition to her position at the University of Washington, Ms. Schnare serves in a variety of capacities, including Consultant Faculty to the Harbor-UCLA Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Visiting Faculty and Lecturer to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, Consultant and Trainer for the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, and Clinician within the Seattle King County Health Department.

With close to 25 years' clinical experience, Ms. Schnare has developed and provided several hundred workshops and practicums, covering a variety of topics, around the world. She is the recipient of many academic honors and professional awards and has published and/or collaborated on numerous journal articles.

Ms. Schnare is a consultant and a member of the Speakers Bureau for Ortho-McNeil, 3M, Organon, Wyeth, Berlex, and Pharmacia-Upjohn.



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