Emily Galpern

Emily Galpern, MPH, is a consultant with more than 20 years’ experience coordinating policy coalitions and campaigns; facilitating groups of adults and young people; planning and leading trainings and conferences; and developing materials for educational and advocacy purposes. She has worked extensively with women, young people, immigrants, people of color, workers, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Areas of expertise include the intersection of bioethics with reproductive health rights and justice; building bridges between social justice movements; as well as health disparities and inequities in public health and youth development. Clients and partners have included community-based organizations, movement-building organizations, universities, government agencies, policymakers, health systems, and unions. She received her BA in Women’s Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her MPH from San Francisco State University.

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Publications

baby
By Cathy Sakimura and Emily Galpern, Men Having Babies | 05.12.2021

The COVID pandemic has placed new hurdles to having a child through surrogacy, complicating international surrogacy in particular by restricting...

In the News

4 pregnant women dressed in robes, standing in line; grayscale
By Bianca Facchinei, Newsy [cites CGS' Emily Galpern] | 03.25.2022

Photo by Astaken on Flickr

The war in Ukraine has disrupted trade and threatened the global economy, from oil to...

baby
By Cathy Sakimura and Emily Galpern, Men Having Babies | 05.12.2021

The COVID pandemic has placed new hurdles to having a child through surrogacy, complicating international surrogacy in particular by restricting...

Biopolitical Times

For a roundup of recent articles on the impact of the war on surrogacy, see this page at Surrogacy360...

The strength of our coalition is reflected in the range of expertise. Each organization or group uplifted an issue area...

The Center for Genetics and Society mourns the loss of colleague Marsha Saxton, who died December 1, 2021. Marsha was...