In the Lab: Fran Biel

Fran BielWomen with disabilities face particular challenges during pregnancy and childbirth. There are scales and exam tables that may not accommodate them and that there is a lack of medical information in accessible form — and there is still little information about their experiences during pregnancy and childbirth. Research assistant Fran Biel works in Willi Horner-Johnson’s lab in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, where they are gathering new information that could improve the experiences of this population. Fran was a co-author on the lab’s recent publication on time trends in births and cesarean deliveries among women with disabilities.

Read the In the Lab interview with Biel on the internal OHSU Staff News blog.


The Staff News series In the Lab looks at the people in the laboratories who help make OHSU such a vibrant research institution.


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