Jenifer Allsworth, PhD
Dr. Allsworth has a doctorate in epidemiology from Brown University. She has 7 years experience teaching epidemiology courses at the high school through graduate level at Brown University and Saint Louis University School of Public Health. She mentors medical students, residents and fellows on the conduct of epidemiologic research for the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Allsworth’s research expertise is in reproductive and social epidemiology with a specific focus on the impact of social factors on reproductive health. Broadly, her research focuses on social disparities in women’s reproductive health and on interactions between social conditions and biologic mechanisms, especially genetic susceptibility. Dr. Allsworth’s research interests include: the role of the interaction between race/ethnicity and inflammation in the onset and consequences of bacterial vaginosis; the association between social factors and obstetric and gynecologic outcomes, such as preterm birth; the impact of stress on reproductive aging (timing of menarche and menopause); and the impact of financial barriers on the use and continuation of contraception.