Emily Vala-Haynes

Associate Professor, Health & Exercise Science

503-838-9256 | valahaynese@wou.edu
RWEC 235

At WOU since


Course schedule

Fall 2022
11345 HE448 RESEARCH METHODS TR 1000-1150 RWEC 104



Ph.D. in Demography and Sociology: University of Pennsylvania
M.P.H. in Global Health: Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
B.A. in Political Science: University of California, San Diego

Undergraduate courses taught

Biometrics and Research Methods
Child and Adolescent Health
International Health
Reproductive Health
Migrant Health
Violence and Public Health
Maternal and Child Health
Health Inequities
Beginning Rock Climbing

Current research

My research focuses on international reproductive health, and I have experience working on projects in Mexico, Argentina, Peru, the Dominican Republic, and Mali. I am primarily interested in reproductive health challenges–access to contraception, unintended pregnancy, maternal mortality, and intimate partner violence–faced by women in rural areas both internationally and in the United States. My most recent work explores decision making and female sterilization in South Asia and Latin America. This study is the first to quantitatively assess the current state of informed choice across countries where female sterilization is a common modern method of contraception.

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