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 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.

 


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
 


 

Active Population Center Scientists

Heather Boonstra

Guttmacher Institute Director of Public Policy
 

Jacqueline Darroch

Guttmacher Institute Senior Fellow
 

Jennifer Frost

Guttmacher Institute Principal
Research Scientist
 

Rachel Gold

Guttmacher Institute Vice President for Public Policy
 

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 Principal
Research Scientist
 

Laura Lindberg

Guttmacher Institute Principal
Research Scientist
 

Ann Moore

Guttmacher Institute Principal
Research Scientist
 

Elena Prada

Guttmacher Institute Consultant

Gilda Sedgh

Guttmacher Institute Principal
Research Scientist
 

Susheela Singh

Guttmacher Institute Vice President for Research
 

Adam Sonfield

Guttmacher Institute Senior Public
Policy Associate
 

Aparna Sundaram

Guttmacher Institute Senior
Research Scientist
 

Michael Vlassoff

Guttmacher Institute Senior
Research Scientist
 


 

Other Population Center Affiliates

Frances Althaus

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

Suzette Audam

Guttmacher Institute Research
Associate/Data Manager

Jonathan Bearak

Guttmacher Institute Senior
Research Scientist

Lauren Carmin

Guttmacher Institute Senior Digital
Communications Manager
 

Sophia Chae

Guttmacher Institute Senior
Research Scientist

Joerg Dreweke

Guttmacher Institute Senior Policy
Communications Manager
 

Fatima Juárez

Guttmacher Institute Senior Fellow; El Colegio de Mexico

Christine Panchaud

Guttmacher Institute Consultant
 

Chelsea Polis

Guttmacher Institute Senior
Research Scientist

Cynthia Summers

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

Athena Tapales

Guttmacher Institute Senior Research Scientist

James Trussell

Guttmacher Institute Senior Fellow; Princeton University

Rebecca Wind

Guttmacher Institute Associate Director of Communications
 

Mia Zolna

Guttmacher Institute Research
Associate
 

John Santelli

Guttmacher Institute Senior Fellow; Columbia University

 

 

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