Susan Kellogg-Spadt PhD, CRNP, IF, CSC, FCST is the Director of Female Sexual Medicine at Academic Urology's Center for Pelvic Medicine in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania where she is a vulvovaginal and pelvic pain specialist, researcher, educator, sexual dysfunction clinician and therapist. She is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health and serves on the executive Board of the National Vulvodynia Association. She is Professor of OB/GYN at Drexel University College of Medicine; Professor of Human Sexuality at Widener University; Associate Professor at Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and Clinical Associate faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She is on the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health.
Anita H. Clayton, MD is the Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, a David C. Wilson professor of psychiatry, and a professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia. Her research has melded women's mental health and sexual function, involving characterization and treatment of reproductive-related mood disorders, sexual dysfunction related to illness and medications, and sexual disorders. She developed and validated the Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire (CSFQ), the Sexual Interest and Desire Inventory (SIDI-F), and the Decreased Sexual Desire Screener (DSDS). She co-edited Women's Mental Health: A Comprehensive Textbook, and is the author of Satisfaction: Women, Sex, and the Quest for Intimacy. She was President of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH), served as a Vice Chair for Women's Sexual Health for the 3rd International Consultation on Sexual Medicine (ICSM) in 2009, and the 4th ICSM in 2015. She was a contributing editor for the Journal of Sexual Medicine from 2004-2014, serves on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy and Women's Health, and completed several terms on the Board of Directors of the ASCP and ISSWSH. She has been a strong advocate of gender equality in women's sexual and reproductive health research.
Don is a Clinical Professor at the University Of Washington School Of Pharmacy in Seattle and Endowed Chair of the Institute for Innovative Pharmacy Practice. He and colleagues developed the country's first pharmacist-initiated contraception, emergency contraception and immunization programs. In January 2012 the Journal of Contraception published Prof. Downing's editorial titled: "Inviting the Pharmacist: A Model for Improved Reproductive Care Access." In 2014, Downing was presented with the 2014 Felicia Stewart Award for lifetime achievement in efforts to increase access to emergency contraception by the American Society for Emergency Contraception and the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception. In 2015 Governor Inslee signed a bill written by Professor Downing, SB 5557, which requires all commercial health plans in Washington state to contract with pharmacists as clinical providers in their health plans. For the first time in U.S. history, at least pharmacists in Washington State are properly incentivized to provide contraceptive and other clinical services rather than fully depending on drug sales for revenue.
Nerys 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 Masters 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.