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Jennifer Tang, MD, MSCR, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member researching family planning, maternal neonatal health and global women’s health. She is involved with UNC Project Malawi.

Associate Professor, Global Women’s Health, UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control

Area of Interest

Jennifer Tang, MD, MSCR, moved to Lilongwe, Malawi, in August 2012, where she has been involved in research, teaching and clinical work. She helped to establish Malawi’s first OB-GYN residency program, which began in September 2013, and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Malawi College of Medicine. She also serves as a member of the Malawi Ministry of Health’s Family Planning Sub-Committee. Her research focuses on international family planning (HIV and contraception, postpartum family planning), obstetric fistula, cervical cancer and maternal health. Her projects have been funded by the NIH, CDC, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, ACOG, and World Bank. She moved back to North Carolina in September 2017 but still returns to Malawi periodically to monitor her research there and support the UNC Project Malawi training and research activities.

Areas of Research

  • Family planning
  • Maternal neonatal health
  • Global women’s health