Jacqueline E. Darroch, Senior Fellow
Jacqueline E. Darroch, Ph.D., is a senior fellow at the Guttmacher Institute. She has been involved with the Guttmacher Institute since 1978. As Interim President in 2003 and senior vice president from 1996 to 2004, she provided leadership in the direction of the organization’s policy-focused research and public education on sexual and reproductive health. She oversaw developments and opportunities in the areas of research, theory and methodology, health care delivery and financing, public opinion and behavior, and local, state, federal and international policies and programs. In addition, she worked to obtain funding from private foundations, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Population Affairs. Dr. Darroch held the positions of director of research (1978-1988), vice president for research (1988-2002) and vice president for science (2002-2004).
Dr. Darroch also served as associate director for reproductive health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2004 to 2006. She is the author or coauthor of more than 100 articles and publications on sexual behavior, fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, teenage pregnancy and abortion.
Read more about Dr. Darroch in this May 2013 profile by The Lancet.
Recent Publications Include:
Darroch JE and Singh S, Adding it Up: The Need for and Cost of Maternal and Newborn Care—Estimates for 2012, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2013.
Darroch JE and Singh S, Trends in contraceptive need and use in developing countries in 2003, 2008, and 2012: an analysis of national surveys, The Lancet, 2013, 381(9879): 1756-1762.
Darroch JE, Trends in contraceptive use, Contraception, 2013, 87(3): 259-263.
Singh S and Darroch JE, Adding It Up: Costs and Benefits of Contraceptive Services, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2012.
Darroch JE, Sedgh G and Ball H, Contraceptive Technologies: Responding to Women’s Needs, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2011.
Darroch JE and Singh S, Estimating Unintended Pregnancies Averted by Couple-Years of Protection (CYP), memo, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2011.
Singh S et al., Adding It Up: The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Family Planning and Maternal and Newborn Health, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2009.
Darroch JE, Singh S and Ball H, Meeting Women’s Contraceptive Needs in the Philippines, In Brief, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2009, No. 1.
Gabelnick NL, Schwartz J and Darroch JE, Contraceptive research and development, in: Hatcher RA et al., eds., Contraceptive Technology 19th edition, Thomson Reuters, 2008.
Darroch JE, Singh S and Nadeau J, Contraception: an investment in lives, health and development, In Brief, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2008, No. 5.
Darroch JE and Frost JJ, Factors associated with contraceptive choice and inconsistent method use, United States, 2004, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2008, 40(2):94-104.
Darroch JE, Family planning: A century of change, in: Ward JW and Warren C, eds., Silent Victories: The History and Practice of Public Health in Twentieth-Century America,, Oxford University Press, 2006.
Sonfield A et al., U.S. insurance coverage of contraceptives and the impact of contraceptive coverage mandates 2002, ,Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2004, 36(2):72-79.
Singh S et al., Adding It Up: The Benefits of Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care, New York: The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2003.
Vlassoff M et al., Assessing costs and benefits of sexual and reproductive health interventions, Occasional Report, New York: The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2004, No. 11.
Landry DJ et al., Factors associated with the content of sex education in U.S. public secondary schools, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2003, 35(6); 261-269.
Finer LB, Darroch JE and Frost JJ, Services for men at publicly funded family planning agencies, 1998–1999, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2003, 35(5):202-207.
Singh S, Bankole A and Darroch JE, A, B and C in Uganda: the roles of abstinence, monogamy and condom use in HIV decline, Occasional Report, New York: The Alan Guttmacher Institute, 2003, No. 9.
Jones RK, Darroch JE and Henshaw SK, Contraceptive use among U.S. women having abortions in 2000-2001, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2002, 34(6):294-303.
Jones RK, Darroch JE and Henshaw SK, Patterns in the socioeconomic characteristics of women obtaining abortions in 2000-2001, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2002, 34(5):226-235.