Taryn Valley

Graduate Student



I am interested in women’s health in Latin America and the US, particularly contraception as a case study for healthcare intervention. My methods are ethnographic, including participant observation and qualitative interviewing. In Guatemala, I have worked with teams from UW’s School of Medicine and Public Health creating community-based collaborative interventions for cervical cancer screening and prevention. In the US, I work with the UW-based CORE Lab to understand the impacts of legislation on women’s abortion care access. As an MD/PhD student, after my doctoral studies, I will return to medical school and pursue residency in Family Medicine.