Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health (Family Planning)
Program Director, Family Planning, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health
Dr. Benfield is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Family Planning and the Fellowship in Family Planning. She completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, her medical training and Family Planning Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco and her Master’s of Public Health at University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Benfield’s research interests include the integration of contraceptive counseling, access, and distribution into medical care for high-risk women both domestically and internationally, uro-genital fistula, and clinical training and health technologies in low-resource settings. Dr. Benfield has worked in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since 2008 where she has developed an academic collaborative research and clinical training program with research interests that include the integration of contraceptive counseling, access, and distribution into medical care for high-risk women, uro-genital fistula, and methods to optimize evidence-based clinical training and the use of health technologies such as information and communication technologies(ICT) and ultrasound in low-resource settings.
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