Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Carol Weisman, PhD

Carol Weisman, PhD

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, College of Medicine (Hershey)
Distinguished Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Health Services and Behavioral Research
Distinguished Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Distinguished Professor, Health Policy and Administration
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

Dr. Carol Weisman is a sociologist and health services researcher focusing on women's health care and policy. She is particularly interested in factors at the individual and community levels affecting access to primary and preventive care, and to reproductive health care including family planning and abortion.

Recent research has addressed the impact of the Affordable Care Act on women's spending for contraception and use of prescription methods, including long-acting reversible contraceptives. Prior work has addressed organizational models for delivering comprehensive primary care for women, factors impacting women's use of cancer screening services, the measurement of qualify of primary care for women and the impact of women's health advocacy on health policy.

  • Women's Health
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Physicians
  • Pregnancy
  • Health
  • Contraceptive Agents
  • Nurses
  • Primary Health Care
  • Nursing
  • Contraception
  • Managed Care Programs
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms

Recent Publications


Weisman, C, Chuang, C, Snyder, A, Liu, G & Leslie, D 2019, 'ACA's Contraceptive Coverage Requirement: Measuring Use And Out-Of-Pocket Spending', Health affairs (Project Hope), vol. 38, no. 9, pp. 1537-1541.
Chuang, C & Weisman, C 2019, 'Taking aim at contraceptive coverage - The trump administration's attacks on reproductive rights' New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 380, no. 11, pp. 993-995.


Hamidi, OP, Deimling, T, Lehman, E, Weisman, C & Chuang, C 2018, 'High Self-Efficacy Is Associated with Prescription Contraceptive Use' Women's Health Issues, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 509-513.
Snyder, A, Weisman, C, Liu, G, Leslie, D & Chuang, C 2018, 'The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Contraceptive Use and Costs among Privately Insured Women', Women's Health Issues, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 219-223.


Sekhar, DL, Murray-Kolb, LE, Kunselman, AR, Weisman, CS & Paul, IM 2017, 'Association between menarche and iron deficiency in non-anemic young women', PloS one, vol. 12, no. 5, e0177183.


Sekhar, DL, Murray-Kolb, LE, Kunselman, AR, Weisman, CS & Paul, IM 2016, 'Differences in Risk Factors for Anemia between Adolescent and Adult Women', Journal of Women's Health, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 505-513.


Weisman, CS, Lehman, EB, Legro, RS, Velott, DL & Chuang, CH 2015, 'How do pregnancy intentions affect contraceptive choices when cost is not a factor? A study of privately insured women' Contraception, vol. 92, no. 5, pp. 501-507.
Chuang, CH, Velott, DL, Weisman, CS, Sciamanna, CN, Legro, RS, Chinchilli, VM, Moos, MK, Francis, EB, Confer, LN, Lehman, EB & Armitage, CJ 2015, 'Reducing Unintended Pregnancies Through Web-Based Reproductive Life Planning and Contraceptive Action Planning among Privately Insured Women: Study Protocol for the MyNewOptions Randomized, Controlled Trial', Women's Health Issues, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 641-648.
Chuang, CH, Mitchell, JL, Velott, DL, Legro, RS, Lehman, EB, Confer, L & Weisman, CS 2015, 'Women's awareness of their contraceptive benefits under the patient protection and affordable care act' American journal of public health, vol. 105, pp. S713-S715.

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