Jennifer Yarger, PhD

Title(s)Associate Researcher, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-514-2314
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    University of MichiganPhD2011Public Policy & Sociology
    Wellesley CollegeBA2001Political Science

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    Jennifer Yarger, PhD, is a social demographer in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. Her research focuses on access to sexual and reproductive health information and services and the evaluation of reproductive health policies and programs in the United States. She is also involved in developing and testing educational materials to inform young people about sexual and reproductive health. Dr. Yarger has experience conducting large randomized controlled trials, collecting and analyzing longitudinal survey data, and conducting mixed-methods research. She received a PhD in Public Policy and Sociology from the University of Michigan a BA in Political Science from Wellesley College.

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    1. Young people's romantic relationships and sexual activity before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. BMC Public Health. 2021 10 02; 21(1):1780. Yarger J, Gutmann-Gonzalez A, Han S, Borgen N, Decker MJ. PMID: 34598698.
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    2. An Educational Intervention to Raise Awareness of Contraceptive Options Among Young People. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 Jun 08. Yarger J, Schroeder R, Cabral MA, Lamme JS, McCulloch CE, Trieu SL, de Jounge A, Harper CC. PMID: 34101500.
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    3. Concerns About the Cost of Contraception Among Young Women Attending Community College. Womens Health Issues. 2021 Sep-Oct; 31(5):420-425. Yarger J, Schroeder R, Blum M, Cabral MA, Brindis CD, Perelli B, Harper CC. PMID: 33931310.
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    4. Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Intervention Integrating Technology and In-Person Sexual Health Education for Adolescents (In the Know): Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2020 Aug 07; 9(8):e18060. Decker MJ, Gutmann-Gonzalez A, Price M, Romero J, Sheoran B, Yarger J. PMID: 32763885.
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    5. Trends in Adolescent Birth Rates in California: Examining the Influence of Community Characteristics Through Geographic and Temporal Analysis. J Adolesc Health. 2020 02; 66(2):217-223. Yarger J, Berglas NF, Campa M, Chabot M, Decker MJ. PMID: 31704107.
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    6. Young Adults Changing Insurance Status: Gaps in Health Insurance Literacy. J Community Health. 2018 08; 43(4):680-687. Tilley L, Yarger J, Brindis CD. PMID: 29455314.
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    7. The Role of Publicly Funded Family Planning Sites In Health Insurance Enrollment. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2017 06; 49(2):103-109. Yarger J, Daniel S, Biggs MA, Malvin J, Brindis CD. PMID: 28445624.
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    8. Rural-Urban Differences in Awareness and Use of Family Planning Services Among Adolescent Women in California. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Apr; 60(4):395-401. Hanna RF, Ward TJ, Chow DS, Lagana SM, Moreira RK, Emond JC, Weintraub JL, Prince MR, Yarger J, Decker MJ, Campa MI, Brindis CD. PMID: 27998703.
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    9. Implementation in Practice: Adaptations to Sexuality Education Curricula in California. J Sch Health. 2016 09; 86(9):669-76. Arons A, Decker M, Yarger J, Malvin J, Brindis CD. PMID: 27492936.
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    10. Black-White Differences in Attitudes Related to Pregnancy Among Young Women. Demography. 2015 Jun; 52(3):751-86. Barber JS, Yarger JE, Gatny HH. PMID: 25962867.
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    11. Family PACT Providers and Health Care Reform Implementation. 2015. Yarger J, Daniel S, Biggs MA, Malvin J, & Brindis CD. View Publication.
    12. Client-Provider Interactions about Screening and Referral to Primary Care Services and Health Insurance Programs. 2014. Daniel S, Biggs MA, Malvin J, Yarger J, Lewis S, Brindis CD. View Publication.
    13. Nonfamily Experience and Receipt of Personal Care in a Rapidly Changing Context. Ageing Soc. 2014 Jan; 34(1):106-128. Yarger J, Brauner-Otto SR. PMID: 24999289.
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    14. Decline in Adolescent Female Participation in the Family PACT Program. 2013. Yarger J, Daniel S, Brindis CD. View Publication.
    15. Teen Pregnancy Prevention in California after State Budget Cuts. 2013. Malvin J, Yarger J, Brindis CD. View Publication.
    16. Does it matter how you ask? Question wording and males’ reporting of contraceptive use at last sex. Social Science Research. 2012; 41(5):1028-1036. .
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