About the Center

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 population scientists from the disciplines of demography, sociology, epidemiology, economics and public health, along with 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.

 


STAFF

 

Population Center Directors and Core Directors

Lawrence Finer
Guttmacher Institute Vice President for Domestic Research

Director of the Center

Co-Director of the Dissemination Core
Ann Moore
Guttmacher Institute Principal
Research Scientist

Associate Director of the Center
Akinrinola Bankole
Guttmacher Institute Director of International Research

Director of the Developmental Infrastructure Core
 
Vinita Jethwani
Guttmacher Institute Director of Research Administration

Director of the Administrative Core
 
 
Gustavo Suárez
Guttmacher Institute Director of Communications

Co-Director of the Dissemination Core
 

Population Center Affiliates

Frances Althaus

Guttmacher Institute
Executive Editor,
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
 

Suzette Audam

Guttmacher Institute
Senior Research
Associate/Data Manager

Heather Boonstra

Guttmacher Institute Director of Public Policy

Sneha Barot

Guttmacher Institute
Senior Policy Manager

Jonathan Bearak

Guttmacher Institute Senior
Research Scientist

Ann Biddlecom

Gutttmacher Institute Director of International Research

Lauren Carmin

Guttmacher Institute Senior
Digital Communications Manager
 

Jacqueline Darroch

Guttmacher Institute
Senior Fellow

Megan K. Donovan

Guttmacher Institute Senior Policy Manager

Joerg Dreweke

Guttmacher Institute
Senior Policy Communications Manager
 

Jennifer Frost

Guttmacher Institute Principal Research Scientist

Lori F. Frohwirth

Guttmacher Institute
Senior Research Associate

Liza Fuentes

Guttmacher Institute
Senior Research Scientist
 

Alanna J. Galati

Guttmacher Institute
Senior Policy Manager

Rachel Gold

Guttmacher Institute Vice President for Public Policy

Kinsey Hasstedt

Guttmacher Institute
Senior Policy Manager

Rubina Hussain

Guttmacher Institute Senior
Research Associate

Rachel Jones

Guttmacher Institute Principal
Research Scientist

Megan Kavanaugh

Guttmacher Institute Senior
Research Scientist
 

Sarah Keogh

Guttmacher Institute
Senior Research Scientist

Kathryn Kost

Guttmacher Institute Director of Domestic Research
 

Laura Lindberg

Guttmacher Institute Principal Research Scientist

Joon Pyo Lee

Guttmacher Institute
Research Administrative Manager
 

Onikepe Owolabi

Guttmacher Insitiute Senior
Research Scientist

Chelsea Polis

Guttmacher Institute
Senior
Research Scientist
 

Anna Popinchalk

Guttmacher Institute
Research Associate

Colette Rose

Guttmacher Institute Senior
International Communications Manager

Gilda Sedgh

Guttmacher Institute Principal
Research Scientist

Adam Sonfield

Guttmacher Institute
Senior Public
Policy Associate

Susheela Singh

Guttmacher Institute
Vice President for International Research

Elizabeth Sully

Guttmacher Insitute Senior Research Scientist

Cynthia Summers

Guttmacher Institute
Executive Vice President and Vice President for Communications & Publications
 

Aparna Sundaram

Guttmacher Institute
Senior Research Scientist

Athena Tapales

Guttmacher Institute
Senior Research Scientist

Rebecca Wind

Guttmacher Institute
Associate Director of Communications
 

Mia R. Zolna

Guttmacher Institute
Senior Research Associate

Population Center

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