Cory L. Richards, Executive Vice President
and Vice President for Public Policy
Cory Richards has followed sexual and reproductive health politics and policy development for more than three decades. A 1970 Yale graduate, he joined the Guttmacher Institute as a policy analyst in 1975, following positions on Capitol Hill as press assistant and legislative assistant for a member of the House of Representatives active on public health issues. He was appointed vice president for public policy in 1988, senior vice president in 2000 and executive vice president in 2008. In his capacity as executive vice president, Mr. Richards works closely with the president on overall management issues and oversees Guttmacher’s internal think-tanking functions in order to maximize synergies among the organization’s research, policy and communications programs. As vice president for public policy, he is responsible for overall formulation and implementation of the Institute’s policy analysis and issue advocacy activities. Mr. Richards is editor of the Guttmacher Policy Review, and he writes and speaks widely on sexual and reproductive health policy concerns. He has held volunteer leadership positions with a number of leading organizations in the field, including the American Public Health Association, Global Campaign for Microbicides, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Abortion Federation, National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association and Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS).
Recent Publications Include:
Gold RB et al., Next Steps for America’s Family Planning Program: Leveraging the Potential of Medicaid and Title X in an Evolving Health Care System, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2009.
Gold RB et al., Medicaid’s Role in Family Planning, Issue Brief, Menlo Park, California: The Kaiser Family Foundation, 2007.
Boonstra H et al., Abortion in Women’s Lives, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2006.
Richards CL and Gold RB, Medicaid: A Critical Source of Support for Family Planning in the United States, The Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, California, 2005.
Richards CL, Symposium: Should Congress be giving more financial support to abstinence-only sex education?” Insight On The News, 19:46-49, 2003.
Richards CL and Gold RB, Medicaid Support for Family Planning in the Managed Care Era, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, New York, 2001.
Landry DJ, Kaeser L and Richards CL, Abstinence promotion and the provision of information about contraception in public school district sexuality education policies, Family Planning Perspectives, 1999, 31(6), 280-286.
Richards CL and Gold RB, Lessons Learned: The managed care experiences of family planning providers, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 1998, 4:1-13.
Richards CL and Gold RB, Managed care and unintended pregnancy, Women’s Health Issues, 1998, 8(3):134-148.
AGI, Improving the Fit: Reproductive Health Services in Managed Care Settings, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, New York, 1996.
AGI, Title X at 25: Balancing National Family Planning Needs With State Flexibility, The Alan Guttmacher Institute, New York, 1996.
Richards CL and Cohen SA, The Cairo consensus: population, development and women, Family Planning Perspectives, 1994, 26:272-277, adapted from International Family Planning Perspectives, 1994, 20:150-155.