Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD

ARRWIP Founder and Director

Carolyn Sufrin is an Ob/Gyn and medical anthropologist. She has worked extensively on reproductive health issues affecting incarcerated women, from providing clinical care in jail, to research, policy advising, and advocacy. Her work is situated at the intersection of reproductive justice, health care, and mass incarceration, which she examines in her book, Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women Behind Bars (University of California Press, 2017). She is frequently interviewed by outlets, and has appeared on NPR, The Economist, The Washington Post, and the New York Times. Dr. Sufrin serves on the board of directors of the National Commission on Correctional Health care as the liaison for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, where she is also a member (ex-officio) of the Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women.  For more information, please visit Dr. Sufrin’s profile on Johns Hopkins Medicine, and check out this article in the Johns Hopkins magazine to learn more about her path to this work.