• Adjunct Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Principal Investigator, Siamit
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Elizabeth (Liz) Harrington, MD MPH is Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health (DGH) at the University of Washington. Dr. Harrington practices clinically as an obstetrician-gynecologist and complex family planning specialist, providing abortion care in the Seattle area and Yakima. She is a technical advisor for the Family Planning Decision Support Scientific Priority Area for Global WACh, Co-Instructor for Global Perspectives on Reproductive Health (GH 446/546), and a recent awardee of the DGH Endowed Fellowship for Global Family Planning and Abortion.

Liz has collaborated on research related to family planning and reproductive health in Kenya since 2008. Her research interests include person-centered contraceptive care, low-barrier sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents, socio-behavioral influences on contraceptive choice, and implementation of quality post-abortion care. As a NICHD Women’s Reproductive Health Research Program Scholar, Dr. Harrington’s K12 award focuses on understanding and measuring sexual and reproductive empowerment among adolescent girls and young women in Kisumu, Kenya, and developing innovative strategies to reach them with preference-sensitive contraceptive care (The MARA Study). She is also co-PI of a project exploring reproductive health needs and priorities among Iñupiaq communities in Northwest Alaska.

  • MD, University of California, San Francisco
Country Affiliations 
  • French
Health Topics 
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Education and Training
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Planning
  • Gender
  • Health Disparities
  • Indigenous/Traditional Health
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Sociobehavioral
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations