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Jennifer Yarger, PhD

Title(s)Project Director, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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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 Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. She received a BA in Political Science from Wellesley College and a PhD in Public Policy and Sociology from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the social determinants of unintended pregnancy and the evaluation of reproductive health policies and programs in the United States and internationally. She has designed and directed research evaluating California’s Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (Family PACT) program and teenage pregnancy prevention programs. Her current work includes research and evaluation on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on publicly funded family planning centers.

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    1. Yarger J, Berglas NF, Campa M, Chabot M, Decker MJ. Trends in Adolescent Birth Rates in California: Examining the Influence of Community Characteristics Through Geographic and Temporal Analysis. J Adolesc Health. 2020 Feb; 66(2):217-223. PMID: 31704107.
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    2. Tilley L, Yarger J, Brindis CD. Young Adults Changing Insurance Status: Gaps in Health Insurance Literacy. J Community Health. 2018 08; 43(4):680-687. PMID: 29455314.
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    3. Yarger J, Daniel S, Biggs MA, Malvin J, Brindis CD. The Role of Publicly Funded Family Planning Sites In Health Insurance Enrollment. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2017 06; 49(2):103-109. PMID: 28445624.
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    4. Yarger J, Decker MJ, Campa MI, Brindis CD. 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. PMID: 27998703.
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    5. Arons A, Decker M, Yarger J, Malvin J, Brindis CD. Implementation in Practice: Adaptations to Sexuality Education Curricula in California. J Sch Health. 2016 09; 86(9):669-76. PMID: 27492936.
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    6. Barber JS, Yarger JE, Gatny HH. Black-White Differences in Attitudes Related to Pregnancy Among Young Women. Demography. 2015 Jun; 52(3):751-86. PMID: 25962867.
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    7. Yarger J, Daniel S, Biggs MA, Malvin J, & Brindis CD.Family PACT Providers and Health Care Reform Implementation. 2015.
    8. Daniel S, Biggs MA, Malvin J, Yarger J, Lewis S, Brindis CD.Client-Provider Interactions about Screening and Referral to Primary Care Services and Health Insurance Programs. 2014.
    9. Yarger J, Brauner-Otto SR. Nonfamily Experience and Receipt of Personal Care in a Rapidly Changing Context. Ageing Soc. 2014 Jan; 34(1):106-128. PMID: 24999289.
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    10. Yarger J, Daniel S, Brindis CD.Decline in Adolescent Female Participation in the Family PACT Program. 2013.
    11. Malvin J, Yarger J, Brindis CD.Teen Pregnancy Prevention in California after State Budget Cuts. 2013.
    12. Brauner-Otto S, Yarger J, Abma J. Does it matter how you ask? Question wording and males' reporting of contraceptive use at last sex. Soc Sci Res. 2012 Sep; 41(5):1028-36. PMID: 23017915.
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