MacArthur Award for Diana Greene Foster, PhD
Diana Greene Foster, PhD, a UCSF demographer and professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, has been named a 2023 MacArthur Fellow in recognition of her defining research in women’s health.
Dear Members of the UCSF Community,
I am delighted to share the news that Diana Greene Foster, PhD, a UCSF demographer and professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, has been named a 2023 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The award recognizes Diana’s defining research in women’s health. She is best known for the Turnaway Study, which examined the health and socioeconomic effects on nearly 1,000 women who sought abortions across the country.
The study, which led to more than 50 research articles and a book, found that receiving an abortion does not harm health or well-being, but being denied one has negative financial and health outcomes.
This work by Diana and her colleagues at UCSF’s Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) has been vital to understanding the health and economic consequences as states severely limit or ban access to abortion following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Please join me in congratulating Diana on this honor. To read more about her work, see our story in the UCSF News Center.
Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor