Complex Family Planning Fellows
Courtney Baker, M.D., M.P.H.
Second Year Complex Family Planning Fellow
Dr. Baker received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. While completing her studies in liberal arts and biology, she worked as a legislative aid for the Texas State Senate and completed a thesis in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services. Through these experiences in policy-making and public health, she recognized a passion for women’s healthcare and subsequently attended UT Southwestern Medical School and UT Health Science Center School of Public Health to complete her M.D. and M.P.H., respectively. As a medical student, she was actively involved in the Texas Medical Association and also received a United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Excellence in Public Health Award in recognition for her work in Dallas-area free clinics. She remained in Dallas at UT Southwestern to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology where she was named a Chief Administrative Resident for the largest OB/GYN residency program in the nation. Following her fellowship training in Complex Family Planning, she wants to improve patient care and resident education in family planning in her home state of Texas.
Joanna Wong, M.D., M.P.H.
First Year Complex Family Planning Fellow
Dr. Wong received her undergraduate degree in both Anthropology and Biology at Emory University where she discovered her passion for women’s rights and the intersection between health and culture. After college, Dr. Wong worked as an Emergency Department physician’s scribe and then as a research assistant in health services research. Through these experiences, she witnessed multiple health disparities affecting people of lower income and people of color and learned how systems-wide changes can improve health outcomes for all patients. These experiences led Dr. Wong to attend medical school at Tufts University. During medical school, Dr. Wong continued to further her experiences in health policy and women’s health by working with Planned Parenthood and the UMass Center of Health Law and Economics throughout medical school. After receiving a joint MD and MPH degree, Dr. Wong started an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Colorado, where she was the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion resident chair and worked to improve residency recruitment of underrepresented candidates, including creating scholarship opportunities. In fellowship, she plans to evaluate the impact of the attending-trainee relationship on contraceptive coercion in the United States.