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Jackie Mostow

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, United States

Jackie Mostow

Jackie Mostow, BA
Research Assistant, Ohio State University College of Public Health, United States
Medical Student, Ohio State University College of Medicine

I was raised in the state of Ohio in the United States. I attended Oberlin College for my undergraduate studies and focused on environmental justice and biology. While in college I coordinated an HIV testing program and served as a peer health advocate, conducting public health programming for fellow students. After graduating from college I worked in Oaxaca, Mexico and coordinated a cultural exchange program for high school and college students from the United States and Oaxaca. I loved working there and hope to return to work in Oaxaca sometime in the future. I then worked in Cleveland, Ohio during the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, which created the opportunity for over 17 million individuals in the US to have health insurance. I coordinated outreach and enrollment about the new options at a community health clinic that served predominantly Spanish-speaking and refugee communities. In 2014 I moved to Columbus, Ohio to study at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. I have been very involved in family planning advocacy, as the state government has introduced numerous pieces of legislation that create barriers to individuals trying to access abortion care. I have had the opportunity to meet with legislators and testify in the Statehouse, and have been extremely humbled by the incredible researchers, clinicians, and advocates I have met through this work. I recently completed my third year of medical school and have elected to take a year away from my studies to work on a research project about the effects of Ohio’s laws on women’s health outcomes. I am so excited to be part of this course and to learn from the leaders and fellow participants!


  • Leone, J., Mostow, J., Hackney, D., Gokhale, P., Janata, J., Greenfield, M. Obstetrician Attitudes, Experience, and Knowledge of Planned Home Birth: An Exploratory Study. Birth. 2016 Sep;43(3):220-5