Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
 

Guttmacher Center for
Population Research Innovation
and Dissemination



The Guttmacher Center for Population Research Innovation and Dissemination enhances the Institute's capabilities to serve and educate researchers in the field as well as the general public, expand and formalize training and development activities for the Institute's own researchers, and build collaborations with colleague organizations. The Center includes 17 population scientists from the disciplines of demography, sociology, epidemiology, economics and public health, along with 19 other affiliates and technical contributors.

The signature theme of the Center is fertility and reproductive health; Center affiliates have collectively made extensive contributions to and published in this area of study, including work on fertility preferences, pregnancy intentions and pregnancy outcomes; sexual behavior, contraceptive use and contraceptive services; and adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Thematic issue teams and a seminar series in which Center affiliates solicit feedback on their ongoing research, as well as collaborations with WHO, Columbia, Johns Hopkins and others, support the Institute's research objectives and the work of Center affiliates.

The Center's Administrative Core makes the work of Center affiliates more efficient by shifting administrative tasks currently performed by researchers to administrative staff and improving project management skills through increased staff training. The Developmental Infrastructure Core strengthens research collaborations with other institutions and provides professional development to Center affiliates at all levels. The Dissemination Core strengthens access to information by facilitating efficient creation of public-use data sets, providing public education on how to interpret research findings, guiding researchers on publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and enhancing mechanisms for the dissemination of research findings of Center affiliates.


Population Center Director

Lawrence Finer, Guttmacher Institute Director of Domestic Research, Principal Investigator

Core Directors

Akinrinola Bankole, Developmental Infrastructure Core Director
Vinita Jethwani, Administrative Core Director
Lawrence Finer, Dissemination Core Co-Director
Gustavo Suárez, Dissemination Core Co-Director

Active population scientists

Heather Boonstra, Guttmacher Institute Senior Public Policy Associate
Jacqueline Darroch, Guttmacher Institute Senior Fellow
Jennifer Frost, Guttmacher Institute Senior Research Associate
Rachel Gold, Guttmacher Institute Director of Policy Analysis
Rachel Jones, Guttmacher Institute Senior Research Associate
Megan Kavanaugh, Guttmacher Institute Senior Research Associate
Sarah Keogh, Guttmacher Institute Senior Research Associate
Kathryn Kost, Guttmacher Institute Senior Research Associate
Laura Lindberg, Guttmacher Institute Senior Research Associate
Ann Moore, Guttmacher Institute Senior Research Associate
Elena Prada, Guttmacher Institute Consultant
Gilda Sedgh, Guttmacher Institute Senior Research Associate
Susheela Singh, Guttmacher Institute Vice President for Research
Adam Sonfield, Guttmacher Institute Senior Public Policy Associate
Aparna Sundaram, Guttmacher Institute Senior Research Associate
Michael Vlassoff, Guttmacher Institute Senior Research Associate

Other center affiliates

Frances Althaus, Guttmacher Institute Executive Editor, International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Suzette Audam, Guttmacher Institute Research Associate/Data Manager
Joerg Dreweke, Guttmacher Institute Senior Communications Associate
Stanley Henshaw, Guttmacher Institute Senior Fellow
Fatima Juárez, Guttmacher Institute Senior Fellow; El Colegio de Mexico
Jessica Malter, Guttmacher Institute Senior Communications Associate
Christine Panchaud, Guttmacher Institute Consultant
John Santelli, Guttmacher Institute Senior Fellow; Columbia University
Cynthia Summers, Guttmacher Institute Vice President for Public Education
Athena Tapales, Guttmacher Institute Consultant
James Trussell, Guttmacher Institute Senior Fellow; Princeton University
Rebecca Wind, Guttmacher Institute Senior Communications Associate