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Carol Weisman, PhD

Carol Weisman, PhD

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Penn State College of Medicine
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Health Services and Behavioral Research
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, 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
  • Physicians
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Contraceptive Agents
  • Health
  • Nurses
  • Pregnancy
  • Primary Health Care
  • Nursing
  • Contraception
  • Counseling
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms

Recent Publications


Patel, D, Liu, G, Roberts, SCM, Leslie, DL, Weisman, CS, Horvath, S & Chuang, CH 2022, 'Association of Provider Specialty With Abortion-Related Morbidity and Adverse Events Among Patients Having Procedural and Medication Abortions', Women's Health Issues, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 327-333.


Vyas, AN, Borkowski, L, Bird, CE, Frick, KD, Markus, AR, Salganicoff, A & Weisman, CS 2021, '30 Years of Women's Health Issues', Women's Health Issues, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 1-3.
Casas, RS, Prifti, CA, Bachorik, AE, Stuckey, H, Sobota, M, Chuang, CH & Weisman, CS 2021, 'Contraceptive Procedures in Internal Medicine Clinics and Resident Education: a Qualitative Study of Implementation Methods, Barriers, and Facilitators', Journal of general internal medicine, vol. 36, no. 11, pp. 3346-3352.


Parker, MK, Lehman, EB, Abram, MC, Weisman, CS & McCall-Hosenfeld, JS 2020, 'Actions Taken by Women in Response to Intimate Partner Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Status at 1-Year Follow-Up', Women's Health Issues, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 330-337.
Kjerulff, KH, Paul, IM, Weisman, CS, Hillemeier, MM, Wang, M, Legro, RS & Repke, JT 2020, 'Association Between Mode of First Delivery and Subsequent Fecundity and Fertility', JAMA network open, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. e203076.
Zaorsky, NG, O'Brien, E, Mardini, J, Lehrer, EJ, Holliday, E & Weisman, CS 2020, 'Publication productivity and academic rank in medicine: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Academic Medicine, vol. 95, no. 8, pp. 1274-1282.
Sittig, KR, Weisman, CS, Lehman, E & Chuang, CH 2020, 'What Women Want: Factors Impacting Contraceptive Satisfaction in Privately Insured Women', Women's Health Issues, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 93-97.


Weisman, CS, Chuang, CH, Snyder, AH, Liu, G & Leslie, DL 2019, 'ACA’s contraceptive coverage requirement: Measuring use and out-of-pocket spending', Health Affairs, vol. 38, no. 9, pp. 1537-1541.
Chuang, CH, Weisman, CS, Velott, DL, Lehman, E, Chinchilli, VM, Francis, EB, Moos, MK, Sciamanna, CN, Armitage, CJ & Legro, RS 2019, 'Reproductive Life Planning and Contraceptive Action Planning for Privately Insured Women: The MyNewOptions Study', Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 219-227.
Chuang, CH & Weisman, CS 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.