Newswise — Dr. Jody Heymann, MD, PhD, is a physician and public policy expert at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health with deep knowledge of the costs and benefits of paid family leave requirements, in the U.S. and globally.

Heymann is available for comment and analysis of the proposals currently pending in the U.S., which have gained attention this week because of the State of the Union address.

She is a member of the U. S. National Academy of Medicine and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and has worked with a wide range of governments and intergovernmental organizations, including the World Health Organization, the International Labor Organization, the World Economic Forum, UNICEF, and UNESCO. 

Her research and findings have been featured on CNN Headline News; MSNBC; Good Morning America; Fox News; National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Fresh Air and Marketplace; and the New York Times; Washington Post; Los Angeles Times; Business Week; Forbes; and USA Today.