Elizabeth Janiak, MA, MSc, ScD


Elizabeth Janiak, ScD is an interdisciplinary public health researcher with expertise in sociology, epidemiology, and health systems research. Dr. Janiak uses a multilevel perspective and mixed-methods approach to investigate the relationship between social inequality and access to sexual and reproductive health services. Her research focuses on how public policy, health systems, and provider-level factors affect the availability, timeliness, and quality of contraceptive and abortion care in the United States. Current projects include several studies of evidence-based mifepristone use for abortion and early pregnancy loss. Dr. Janiak completed her undergraduate and graduate training at Harvard. She is a recipient of the Society of Family Planning’s Junior Investigator Award, the preeminent career development grant for abortion researchers in the United States. Her research has been covered or cited in dozens of media outlets including The Boston Globe, Salon, and National Public Radio.