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Ann V. Bell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Delaware. Her research, centering on the intersection of gender and health, specifically examines processes, inequalities, and constructions of reproductive health. Her book, Misconception: Social Class & Infertility in America (Rutgers, 2014), examines women’s experiences of infertility, particularly how those experiences are shaped by the class- and race- based social understandings of infertility and reproduction, including reproductive decision- making. More recently, Dr. Bell has examined the gendered components of reproduction through interviews with men experiencing infertility, as well as its sexual diversity through interviews with same-sex couples seeking medical treatment to conceive. She is currently leading an evaluation of the state of Delaware's Contraceptive Access Now (CAN) program aimed at reducing unintended pregnancies. Dr. Bell's research has appeared in venues such as the New York Times, Gender & Society, Social Science & Medicine, and Sociology of Health & Illness.
William Cody is an independent consultant in nursing education and leadership. He is the former President of the Atlanta Campus for Chamberlain College of Nursing, and prior to that was Director of the School of Nursing at DePaul University. Dr. Cody is the author of 100 articles and book chapters and the editor of Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Nursing Practice, 5th Edition. His works have been widely anthologized and cited in nursing literature. Dr. Cody has also been active in service and diversity initiatives. He was executive director of the "Nursing Center" free clinic at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a faculty co-sponsor of LGBTQ student organizations for 13 years. During the 35 years he has been in nursing, men have grown from less than 4% to more than 10% of the workforce, but nursing remains one of the most persistently gender-labelled professions. Dr. Cody holds a Master's of Science in Nursing from Hunter College of the City University of New York, a PhD in Nursing from the University of South Carolina, and has been inducted into the Hunter College Hall of Fame.