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Gretchen Ely

Associate Professor of Social Work
University at Buffalo School of Social Work


Access to abortion and contraception, reproductive health disparities, HPV vaccine

Head shot of Gretchen Ely, UB associate professor of social work.

Gretchen Ely can speak with the media about abortion funding and access to reproductive health services, including abortion, contraception and the HPV vaccine.

As an expert in health disparities for vulnerable populations, she can also discuss reproductive health access among economically disadvantaged populations and Appalachian populations.

Ely’s scholarly interests include developing community-based research partnerships to examine how vulnerable populations access reproductive health care.

She most recently partnered with Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee; the National Network of Abortion Funds, which provides abortion funding for U.S. patients; and the Abortion Support Network, which serves economically disadvantaged abortion seekers in Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.


Gretchen Ely, PhD
Professor of Social Work
University at Buffalo School of Social Work