Dr. Jennifer Yarger is an Assistant Professor in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, affiliated with the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health.
Her research focuses on access to sexual and reproductive health information and services and disparities in reproductive health outcomes, particularly among adolescents and young adults. She also develops and tests interventions to improve youth access to care and support reproductive autonomy.
Dr. Yarger was selected as a scholar in the UCSF-KPNC Urologic Epidemiology (UroEpi) K12 Career Development Program in 2023. She is expanding her research to include youth access to care for urinary tract infections (UTI) and other genitourinary conditions.
Dr. Yarger holds a PhD in Public Policy and Sociology from the University of Michigan, where she also received training in demography and population science.