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Birth Equity

Hubbard E*, Gómez AM, Marshall C. The Association of Doula Support and Patient Experiences with Hospital Staff During Birth in a Sample of California Women: An Exploratory AnalysisBirth. 2022. In Press.

Marshall C, Nguyen A, Yang C, Gómez AM. (2023). Understanding Barriers and Facilitators to Payer Investment in Doula Care in California. Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley.

Torres J*, Alcala E, Shaver A, Collin DF, Franck LS, Gómez AM, Karasek D, Nidey N, Hotard M, Hamad R, Pacheco-Werner T. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program and Birth Outcomes in California: A Quasi-Experimental StudyBMC Public Health. 2022;22:1449.

Congdon JL, Baer RJ, Arcara J, Feuer SK, Karasek D, Gómez AM, Oltman S, Ryckman K, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L. Interpregnancy Interval and Birth Outcomes: A Propensity Matching Study in the California Population. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2022;26(5):1115-1125.

Gómez AM, Arteaga S, Freihart B*. Structural Inequity and Pregnancy Desires in Emerging AdulthoodArchives of Sexual Behavior. 2021;50(6):2447-2458.

Karasek D, Baer RJ, McLemore MR, Bell AJ, Blebu BE, Casey JA, Coleman-Phox K, Costello JM, Felder JN, Flowers E, Fuchs JD, Gómez AM, Karvonen K, Kuppermann M, Liang L, McKenzie-Sampson S, McCulloch CE, Oltman SP, Pantell MS, Piao X, Prather AA, Schmidt RJ, Scott KA, Spellen S, Stookey JD, Tesfalul M, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. The Association of COVID-19 Infection in Pregnancy with Preterm Birth: A Retrospective Cohort Study in California. The Lancet Regional Health – Americas. 2021;2(100027):1-8.

Goin DE*, Gómez AM, Farkas K, Zimmerman S, Matthay E, Karasek D*, Chambers B, Jackson A, Ahern J. Occurrence of Fatal Police Violence During Pregnancy and Hazard of Preterm Birth in CaliforniaPaediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2021;35(4):469–478.

Gómez AM, Hooker N*, Olip-Booth R*, Woerner P*, Ratliff GA*. “It’s Being Compassionate, Not Making Assumptions”: Transgender and Nonbinary Young Adults’ Experiences of “Women’s” Healthcare Settings. Women’s Health Issues. 2021;31(4):324-331.

Ross KM*, Oltman S, Baer R, Altman M, Flowers E, Feuer S, Gómez AM, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L. Socioeconomic Status, Diabetes and Gestation Length in Native American and White womenHealth Psychology. 2021;40(6):380–387.

Dehlendorf, C., Akers, A. Y., Borrero, S., Callegari, L. S., Cadena, D., Gómez, A. M., Hart, J., Jimenez, L., Kuppermann, M., Levy, B., Lu, M. C., Malin, K., Simpson, M., Verbiest, S., Yeung, M., & Crear-Perry, J. Evolving the Preconception Health Framework: A Call for Reproductive and Sexual Health EquityObstetrics & Gynecology. 2021;137(2):234-239.

Community Doulas

Nguyen A, Arteaga S, Mystic M-I, Cuentos A, Armstead M, Arcara J, Jackson AV, Marshall C, Gomez AM. Supporting birthing people and supporting doulas: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on a Community-Based Doula Organization in San Francisco. Health Equity. 2023;7:1;356–363.

Reed R*, Nguyen A, Armstead M, Cuentos A, Mystic M, Arcara J, Jackson AV, Marshall C, Gomez AM. “An extra layer of pressure to be my best self”: Healthcare provider perspectives on how doulas foster accountability and bridge gaps in pregnancy-related careSSM - Qualitative Research in Health. 2023;3:100259.

Arcara J, Cuentos A, Abdallah O, Armstead M, Jackson A, Marshall C, Gomez AM. What, when, and how long? Doula time use in a community doula program in San Francisco, California. Women’s Health. 2023;19. doi:10.1177/17455057231155302

Arteaga S, Hubbard E, Arcara J, Cuentos A. Armstead M, Jackson A, Gomez AM, Marshall C. "They're gonna be there to advocate for me so I'm not by myself": A qualitative analysis of Black women's motivations for seeking and experiences with community doula care. Women and Birth. 2023;36(3);257–263.


Marshall C, Arteaga S, Arcara J, Cuentos A, Armstead M, Jackson A, Gómez AM. Barriers and Facilitators to the Implementation of a Community Doula Program for Black and Pacific Islander Pregnant People in San Francisco: Findings from a Partnered Process Evaluation. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2022;26(4):872-881.

Gómez AM, Arteaga S, Arcara J, Cuentos A, Armstead M, Mehra R, Logan RG, Jackson AV, Marshall CJ. “My 9 to 5 Job Is Birth Work”: A Case Study of Two Compensation Approaches for Community Doula Care. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021;18(20):10817.

Marshall CJ, Nguyen A, Arteaga S, Hubbard E, Armstead M, Peprah-Wilson S, Britt S, McLemore MR, Gómez AM. Building Capacity for Research on Community Doula Care: A Stakeholder-Engaged Process in California. Matern Child Health J. 2024.

Beyond Unintended Pregnancy

Arcara J, Caton L*, Gómez AM. Desire, acceptability, and expected resolution: A latent class analysis of current pregnancy orientation in the United StatesPerspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2022;54(1):13-23.

Arcara J, Arteaga S, Burny I*, Gómez AM. Changes in expectation of relationship permanence, pregnancy acceptability and desire, and contraceptive use over time among young Latino/a women and men: An exploratory analysisContraception. 2021;103(1):19-25.

Arteaga S, Downey MM*, Freihart B*, Gómez AM. “We Kind of Met In-Between”: A Qualitative Analysis of Young Couples' Relationship Dynamics and Negotiations About Pregnancy Intentions. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2020;52(2):87-95.

Gómez AM, Arteaga S, Ingraham N, Arcara J. "Medical Conditions, Pregnancy Perspectives and Contraceptive Decision-Making among Young People: An Exploratory, Qualitative Analysis." Contraception. 2019;100(1):72-78.

Rodriguez A*, Arcara J, Deardorff J, Gómez AM. The association between religiosity and pregnancy acceptability among Latino/a young adults: does generational status matter? Culture, Health & Sexuality. 2019;Apr(1):1-17.


Gómez AM, Arteaga S, Villaseñor E, Arcara J, Freihart B*. The Misclassification of Ambivalence in Pregnancy Intentions: A Mixed-Methods AnalysisPerspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2019;51(1):7-15.


Arteaga S, Caton L*, Gómez AM. Planned, Unplanned and in-Between: The Meaning and Context of Pregnancy Planning for Young PeopleContraception. 2019;99(1):16-21.


Lyons S*, Arcara J, Deardorff J, Gómez AM. Financial Strain and Contraceptive Use among Women in the United States: Differential Effects by AgeWomen's Health Issues. 2018;29(2):153-160.

Gómez AM, Arteaga S, Ingraham N, Arcara J, Villaseñor E. It's Not Planned, but Is It Okay? The Acceptability of Unplanned Pregnancy among Young PeopleWomen's Health Issues. 2018;28(5):408-414.

Arteaga S*, Gómez AM. (2016). `Is That a Method of Birth Control?’ A Qualitative Exploration of Young Women’s Use of WithdrawalJournal of Sex Research 53(4-5): 626-632.  

Gómez AM. (2011). Sexual Violence as a Predictor of Unintended Pregnancy, Contraceptive Use and Unmet Need Among Female Youth in ColombiaJournal of Women’s Health 20(9), 1349-56.

Reframing LARCs

Gómez AM, Arteaga S, Aronson N, Goodkind M, Houston L, West E. No Perfect Method: Exploring How Past Contraceptive Methods Influence Current Attitudes Toward Intrauterine Devices. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 2020;49:1367-1378.

Mann ES, White A, Rogers P, Gómez AM. (2019). Patients’ Experiences with South Carolina’s Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Medicaid Policy. Contraception. 2019;100(2):165-171.


Gómez AM, Mann ES, Torres V. 'It Would Have Control over Me Instead of Me Having Control’: Intrauterine Devices and the Meaning of Reproductive Freedom. Critical Public Health. 2018;28(2):190-200.


Gómez AM, Wapman M*. Under (Implicit) Pressure: Young Black and Latina Women's Perceptions of Contraceptive Care. Contraception. 2017;96(4):221-226.


Downey MM*, Arteaga S, Villaseñor E, Gómez AM. More Than a Destination: Contraceptive Decision Making as a Journey. Women's Health Issues. 2017;27(5):539-545.


Gómez AM, Freihart B*. Motivations for Interest, Disinterest and Uncertainty in Intrauterine Device Use among Young Women. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2017;21(9):1753-1762.

Gubrium A, Mann ES, Borrero S, Dehlendorf C, Fields J, Geronimus AT, Gómez AM, Harris LH, Higgins J, Kimport K, Luker K, Luna Z, Mamo L, Roberts D, Romero D, Sisson G. Realizing Reproductive Health Equity Needs More than Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)American Journal of Public Health. 2016;106(1):18-19.


Marshall CJ*, Gómez AM. Young Men’s Awareness and Knowledge of Intrauterine Devices in the United StatesContraception. 2015;92(5):494-500.


Gómez AM, Hartofelis EC, Finlayson S, Clark JB. Do Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Intrauterine Devices Predict Interest in Their Use? Women’s Health Issues. 2015;25(4):359-65.


Gómez AM, Clark J. The Relationship between Contraceptive Features Preferred by Young Women and Interest in IUDs: An Exploratory AnalysisPerspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2014;46(3):157-63.


Gómez AM, Allina A, Fuentes L. Women or LARC First? Reproductive Autonomy and the Promotion of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive MethodsPerspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2014;46(3):171-5.

Contraceptive Access in Pharmacies

Gómez AM, Rafie S, Garner-Ford E, Arcara J, Arteaga S, Britter M*, De La Cruz M*, Gleaton SK*, Gomez-Vidal C*, Luna B*, Ortiz C*, Rivera MC, Schuman L*, Watanabe M*, Logan R. (In Press.) Community perspectives on pharmacist-prescribed hormonal contraception in rural CaliforniaContraception.

Gómez AM, McCullough C, Fadda R*, Ganguly B*, Gustafson E*, Severson N*, Tomlitz J*. Facilitators and Barriers to Implementing Pharmacist-Prescribed Hormonal Contraception: A Qualitative Study with Independent Pharmacists in California. Women & Health. 2019.


Gómez AM, McCullough C, Hoff C*. Expectations of future provision of pharmacist-prescribed hormonal contraception in California. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2018;218(6):627–628.

Gómez AM. Availability of pharmacist-prescribed contraception in California, 2017. JAMA. 2017;318(22):2253-2254.

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Gómez AM. Abortion and Subsequent Depressive Symptoms: An Analysis of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent HealthPsychological Medicine. 2017.

Campbell C, Gómez AM, Dworkin S, Wilson P, Grisham K, McReynolds J, Vielehr P, Hoff C. Health, Trust, or ‘Just Understood?’: Condom Decision-making Processes of Black, White, & Interracial Gay CouplesArchives of Sexual Behavior. 2013;43(4):697-706.


Speizer IS, Beauvais BF, Gómez AM, Finn T, Roussel B. Using Multiple Sampling Approaches to Measure Sexual Risk-Taking Among Young People in Haiti: Programmatic ImplicationsStudies in Family Planning. 2009;40(4):277-88. 


Gómez AM, Speizer IS, Reynolds H, Murray N, Beauvais HF. Age Differences at Sexual Debut and Subsequent Reproductive Health: Is There a Link? Reproductive Health. 2008;5(8). 


Miller M, Liao Y, Gómez AM, Gaydos C, D’Mellow DM. Factors Associated with the Prevalence and Incidence of Trichomonas Vaginalis Among African American Women Who Use Drugs in New York CityThe Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2008;197(4):503-9.


Gómez AM, Grimes DA, Lopez LM, Schulz KF. Steroid Hormones for Contraception in Women with Sickle Cell Disease. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2007.

HIV Prevention

Campbell C*, Gómez AM, Wilson P, Grisham K*, Hoff C, Dworkin S. Sexual Behavior and HIV Risk Among Age-Discrepant, Same-Sex Male Couples:  A Qualitative ExplorationCulture, Health and Sexuality. 2016;18(12):1319-1332.


Gómez AM, Beougher SC, Chakravarty D, Neilands TB, Mandic CG, Darbes LA, Hoff CC. Relationship Dynamics as Predictors of Broken Agreements About Outside Sexual Partners: Implications for HIV Prevention Among Gay CouplesAIDS & Behavior. 2012;16(2):1584-8.

Speizer IS, Gómez AM, Stewart J, Voss P. Community-Level HIV Behaviors and HIV Prevalence Among Women and Men in ZimbabweAIDS Education and Prevention. 2011;23(5):437-47.

Intimate Partner Violence

Fonseka R*, Minnis AM, Gómez AM. Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration among Sri Lankan MenPLoS ONE. 2015.


Gómez AM. Testing the Cycle of Violence Hypothesis: Child Abuse and Adolescent Dating Violence as Predictors of Intimate Partner Violence in Young AdulthoodYouth & Society. 2011;43(1):171-92.


Gómez AM, Speizer IS, Moracco KE. Linkages Between Gender Equity and Intimate Partner Violence Among Urban Brazilian YouthJournal of Adolescent Health. 2011;49(4):393-99.


Gómez AM, Speizer IS. Community-Level Intimate Partner Violence and the Circumstances of First Sex Among Young Women from Five African CountriesReproductive Health. 2010;7(11).


Gómez AM, Speizer IS. Intersections Between Childhood Abuse and Adult Intimate Partner Violence Among Ecuadorian WomenMaternal and Child Health Journal 13(4), 559-66.


Gómez AM, Speizer IS, Beauvais HF. (2009) Sexual Violence and Reproductive Health Among Youth in Port-au-Prince, HaitiJournal of Adolescent Health. 2009;44(5):508-10. 


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Beyond Unintended Pregnancy
Reframing LARCs
Sexual and Reproductive Health
HIV Prevention
Intimate Partner Violence
Contraceptive Access in Pharmacies
Community Doulas
Birth Equity
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