Jennifer Yarger, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Policy Studies
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    University of MichiganPhD2011Public Policy & Sociology
    Wellesley CollegeBA2001Political Science
    University of California, San Francisco2022Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    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.

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    1. Women’s Work Characteristics and Fertility Expectations. Popul Res Policy Rev. 2024; 43(26). Yarger J, Brauner-Otto SR.
    2. Use of telemedicine to obtain contraception among young adults: Inequities by health insurance. Contraception. 2024 06; 134:110419. Yarger J, Hopkins K, Elmes S, Rossetto I, Van Liefde D, De La Melena S, Harper CC. PMID: 38467325; PMCID: PMC11191717.
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    3. Mental Health Distress and Delayed Contraception Among Older Adolescents and Young Adults. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2024 Jul; 33(7):870-878. Harper CC, Yarger J, Mangurian C, Hopkins K, Rossetto I, Elmes S, Hecht HK, Sanchez A, Hernandez R, Shokat M, Steinberg JR. PMID: 38465503.
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    4. In the Know: A Cluster Randomized Trial of an In-person Sexual Health Education Program Integrating Digital Technologies for Adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2024 Feb 06. Yarger J, Gutmann-Gonzalez A, Borgen N, Romero J, Decker MJ. PMID: 38323966.
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    5. Concern that contraception affects future fertility: How common is this concern among young people and does it stop them from using contraception?. Contraception: X. 2023; 5:100103. Watson A, Yarger J, Sedlander E, Urbina J, Hopkins K, Rodriguez MI, Fuentes L, Harper CC. View Publication.
    6. Use of preferred contraceptive method among young adults in Texas and California: A comparison by state and insurance coverage. PLoS One. 2023; 18(8):e0290726. Hopkins K, Yarger J, Rossetto I, Sanchez A, Brown E, Elmes S, Mantaro T, White K, Harper CC. PMID: 37651402; PMCID: PMC10470945.
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    7. Educational Intervention Among Adolescents and Young Adults on Emergency Contraception Options. J Adolesc Health. 2023 06; 72(6):993-996. Harper CC, Jones E, Brindis CD, Watson A, Schroeder R, Boyer CB, Edelman A, Trieu S, Yarger J. PMID: 36894464.
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    8. Perceived Access to Contraception via Telemedicine Among Young Adults: Inequities by Food and Housing Insecurity. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 02; 38(2):302-308. Yarger J, Hopkins K, Elmes S, Rossetto I, De La Melena S, McCulloch CE, White K, Harper CC. PMID: 35657468; PMCID: PMC9165539.
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    9. Telehealth for Contraceptive Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Provider Perspectives. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Sep-Oct; 32(5):477-483. Rao L, Comfort AB, Dojiri SS, Goodman S, Yarger J, Shah N, Folse C, Blum M, Hankin J, Harper CC. PMID: 35691762; PMCID: PMC9110325.
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    10. Educators' Perspectives on Integrating Technology Into Sexual Health Education: Implementation Study. JMIR Hum Factors. 2022 Jan 12; 9(1):e31381. Decker MJ, Harrison S, Price M, Gutmann-Gonzalez A, Yarger J, Tenney R. PMID: 35019842; PMCID: PMC8792781.
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    11. 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; PMCID: PMC8486634.
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    12. An Educational Intervention to Raise Awareness of Contraceptive Options Among Young People. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2022 02; 31(2):252-260. Yarger J, Schroeder R, Cabral MA, Lamme JS, McCulloch CE, Trieu SL, de Jounge A, Harper CC. PMID: 34101500.
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    13. 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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    14. 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; PMCID: PMC7442936.
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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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. Yarger J, Decker MJ, Campa MI, Brindis CD. PMID: 27998703.
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    19. 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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    20. 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; PMCID: PMC4576914.
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    21. 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; PMCID: PMC4080634.
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    22. Does it matter how you ask? Question wording and males’ reporting of contraceptive use at last sex. Social Science Research. 2014; 41(5):1028-1036. Brauner-Otto S, Yarger J, Abma J.
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