The Innovating Education team is comprised of professionals with broad expertise. Under the leadership of Professor Jody Steinauer, we have created a hub for cutting edge curricula to teach abortion and family planning to health professionals at all levels. We conduct research on family planning teaching, training, and post-training practice as well as offer in person and digital training through eLearning, flipped classroom curricula, and digital tools for hands on training.
Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS
Dr. Steinauer is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), based at San Francisco General Hospital. She is the Director of Innovating Education in Reproductive Health, the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program in Abortion and Family Planning, and the Co-director of the Fellowship in Family Planning at UCSF. She received her medical degree and also completed her residency training in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at UCSF. She then completed fellowship in Family Planning at UCSF. Dr. Steinauer provides clinical care and teaches at San Francisco General Hospital. She is currently a PhD candidate in Health Professions Education in the University Medical Center Utrecht-UCSF joint program.
Felisa Preskill, MPP
Ms. Preskill has over 10 years of experience working to advance access to abortion and enhance teaching in abortion and reproductive health. She has designed, implemented, and published both quantitative and qualitative studies on abortion training and abortion practice after residency. Through Innovating Education in Reproductive Health, Ms. Preskill has worked to create and disseminate new digital tools to address the omission of abortion from many health science curricula and to apply the most up-to-date educational theory to teaching in this arena. Prior to founding Innovating Education in Reproductive Health, Ms. Preskill served as the Program Manager for Integrating Family Planning into Practice, the post-residency support program for the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program in Abortion and Family Planning. She currently serves on the advisory board of The Sea Change Program.
Stefanie Boltz, MPP
Senior Project Manager
Ms. Boltz oversees development and dissemination of digital tools and video curriculum, and curates family planning and reproductive health curricula and resources for Innovating Education in Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to Innovating Education in Reproductive Health, Ms. Boltz spent 8 years at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, where she developed and directed national youth and college programs, managed media, video, and digital projects, and provided technical assistance to federal, state and local agencies. In her role, she also helped launch Bedsider, an online birth control support network, and created and launched the Bedsider Campus Ambassador program.
Sangita Devaskar, MPH
Ms. Devaskar oversees the Managing Early Pregnancy Loss initiative. In addition to her role at Innovating Education, she serves as the Director of Clinical Research for Planned Parenthood Northern California. Prior to joining Innovating Education in Reproductive Health, Ms. Devaskar held research positions at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for ACCESS Women’s Health Justice.
Jema Turk, PhD, MA, MPP
Senior Research Consultant
Dr. Turk manages the research and evaluation efforts of the national Ryan Residency Training Program. She has published multiple quantitative and qualitative studies on abortion training and most recently led a national study of chief residents regarding their training in family planning. Dr. Turk is currently co-leading a prospective cohort study on obgyns and their family planning practice post-residency. She also serves as the Senior Research Consultant Innovating Education in Reproductive Health.. Prior to UCSF, Dr. Turk acted as a research associate at Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research, where she oversaw research analyses for a national study on dual-academic career couples.
Ms. Koenemann is the Program Coordinator for Innovating Education in Reproductive Health. She supports Innovating Education operations, and provides administrative assistance to Dr. Jody Steinauer. Prior to joining Innovating Education in Reproductive Health, Ms. Koenenmann served a as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador, where she found her passion for Women’s Health while teaching reproductive health education to Salvadoran youth.