Dr. Susan Ernst graduated with highest honors, receiving her M.D. degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. She stayed on at the University of Michigan Medical Center to complete residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan. Since 2002 Dr. Ernst has served as the Chief of Gynecology at the University Health Service or student health service on the main campus. She has also been the Director of the Gynecology Clinic for Adolescents and Women with Disabilities at the University of Michigan since 2004. She has been faculty on the Pediatric Ethics Committee at the University of Michigan for 8 years. Dr Ernst is also the faculty adviser for the professional student group of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry at UM. Dr. Ernst is the current faculty moderator for the NASPAG special interest group for clinicians caring for adolescents with disabilities. She is part of the faculty group awarded a multi-center grant application for a LEND program – Leadership in Education for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities for the state of Michigan. She is the principal investigator on several grants one studying and improving Reproductive Healthcare for adolescents and women with disabilities in Ethiopia. Another current research project includes evaluation of patient satisfaction with sexual assault services on campus and in the emergency department along with utilization of post assault services on campus. She is also co-PI on a study of Implementation of expedited partner therapy for sexually transmitted infection in disparate healthcare settings.