Rachel Cannon, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology

MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
MSc, Boston University School of Public Health
BS, Boston University

My research is focused on health equity, reproductive and contraceptive coercion, and abortion stigma.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

My commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at Boston Medical Center is best highlighted through my role as co-chair of the department of OBGYN's Health Equity Committee. Through this committee, we have started three main projects. First, a poster campaign to show our patients that we know about maternal health disparities and we want to address them. Second, a departmental climate survey to address issues of inclusion in our own department and provide training and education to elevate the care we provide. Third, the creation of a patient advisory board. For too long we have excluded patient voices from our interventions and research projects. We aim to learn what patients think are important research priorities and include them in our ongoing projects.
I am also part of a CTSI funded research project to better understand Black birthing peoples’ feelings of disrespect and abuse on our labor and delivery unit. We hope to provide better care to black birthing people by identifying and eliminating practices that lead to disrespect and abuse.

Ryan Residency Training and Fellowship in Family Planning
10/01/2017 - 06/30/2024 (PI)
University of California, San Francisco Susan Thompson Buffe

Post-Family Planning Fellowship Support
07/01/2020 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
Society of Family Planning

Exploring the Clinician's Role in Contraceptive Counselling at the time of Abortion
01/10/2018 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
Society of Family Planning


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  1. Cannon R, Treder K, Woodhams EJ. Contraception. Ann Intern Med. 2023 Aug; 176(8):ITC113-ITC128.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37549386
  2. O'Connor SK, Vanjani R, Cannon R, Dawson MB, Perkins R. General and reproductive healthcare experiences of formerly incarcerated women in the United States: a qualitative study. Int J Prison Health. 2023 May 19; ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print).View Related Profiles. PMID: 37198929
  3. Daoud ND, Ghoz H, Cannon R, Farraye JA, Picco MF, Kane SV, Kochhar GS, Woodhams EJ, Farraye FA. Oral Contraceptive Pills Are an Effective Method of Preventing Pregnancy in Women With Crohn's Disease. Crohns Colitis 360. 2022 Jan; 4(1):otab078.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36777546; PMCID: PMC9802294; DOI: 10.1093/crocol/otab078;
  4. Cannon R, White K, Seifert B, Woodhams E, Brandi K, Yinusa-Nyahkoon L. Exploring the physician's role in contraceptive counseling at the time of abortion in the US. Contraception. 2021 05; 103(5):316-321.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33545128
  5. Storey A, White K, Treder K, Woodhams E, Bell S, Cannon R. First-Trimester Abortion Complications: Simulation Cases for OB/GYN Residents in Sepsis and Hemorrhage. MedEdPORTAL. 2020 10 16; 16:10995.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33094159; PMCID: PMC7566226; DOI: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10995;
  6. Limdi JK, Farraye J, Cannon R, Woodhams E, Farraye FA. Contraception, Venous Thromboembolism, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: What Clinicians (and Patients) Should Know. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 09 18; 25(10):1603-1612.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30877770
  7. Cannon R, Madrigal JM, Feldman E, Stempinski-Metoyer K, Holloway L, Patel A. Contraceptive needs among newly incarcerated women in a county jail in the United States. Int J Prison Health. 2018 12 17; 14(4):244-253. PMID: 30468113

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Bar chart showing 7 publications over 5 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2021 and 2023

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