Rana Barar

Title(s)Associate Program Director, CTSI
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Columbia Unversity, New York, NYMPHPublic Health
    UCSF - Office of Diversity and Outreach, San Francisco, CACertificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Drew University, Madison, NJBAPolitical Science/French
    UCSF - Office of Diversity and Outreach, San Francisco, CADiversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    UCSF2020Achievement Award
    UCSF2011Great People Award

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    Rana is a public health senior leader with deep experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights, management, research, and equity and inclusion initiatives. She is a strategic thinker with strong communication, team building, and organizational skills. She strives to be a reproductive justice ally deeply committed to dismantling White Supremacy and challenging racist and patriarchal structures to create just workspaces.

    She is currently Senior Program Manager for the Community Engagement, Integrating Special Populations and Impacting Policy and Practice Through Accelerating Translation (IMPACT) programs at UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). She is also a Director for the School of Medicine's Differences Matter Initiative focusing on diversifying science and medicine.

    Prior to joining CTSI to lead structural change initiatives to ensure that the research done by the University advances health equity, Rana was Senior Project Director at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), a research group focused on social science research on abortion and contraception. Rana co-directed the Turnaway Study, featured in the book The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having--Or Being Denied--An Abortion, and oversaw a range of studies on the safety and acceptability of alternative methods of provision of medication abortion. She also led ANSIRH’s first anti-racism initiative aimed at changing the recruitment and hiring processes and was a longtime member of the OB/GYN Department’s DEI Committee.

    Before coming to UCSF, Rana worked in teen sexual health, and in international health and human rights and maternal mortality reduction at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. She has an MPH in population and family health from Columbia and a BA in French and Political Science from Drew University in New Jersey. Rana is a periodic contributor on reproductive health and abortion to Rewire, has appeared on KQED’s Perspectives, and loves to travel.

    Her expertise lies in translating research for advocacy, designing and implementing rigorous qualitative and quantitative research, budget development and oversight, and building trust to support diverse and inclusive teams.

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    1. Denial of Abortion Because of Provider Gestational Age Limits in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2022 09; 112(9):1305-1312. Upadhyay UD, Weitz TA, Jones RK, Barar RE, Foster DG. PMID: 35969817; PMCID: PMC9382160.
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    2. A cross-sectional survey of U.S. abortion patients' interest in obtaining medication abortion over the counter. Contraception. 2022 05; 109:25-31. Biggs MA, Ralph L, Morris N, Ehrenreich K, Perritt J, Kapp N, Blanchard K, White K, Barar R, Grossman D. PMID: 35081391.
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    3. Accuracy of self-assessment of gestational duration among people seeking abortion. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022 05; 226(5):710.e1-710.e21. Ralph LJ, Ehrenreich K, Barar R, Biggs MA, Morris N, Blanchard K, Kapp N, Moayedi G, Perritt J, Raymond EG, White K, Grossman D. PMID: 34922922.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Home pregnancy test use and timing of pregnancy confirmation among people seeking health care. Contraception. 2022 03; 107:10-16. Ralph LJ, Foster DG, Barar R, Rocca CH. PMID: 34748750.
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    5. Five-Year Suicidal Ideation Trajectories Among Women Receiving or Being Denied an Abortion. Am J Psychiatry. 2018 09 01; 175(9):845-852. Biggs MA, Gould H, Barar RE, Foster DG. PMID: 29792049.
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    6. Effect of Knowledge of Self-removability of Intrauterine Contraceptives on Uptake, Continuation, and Satisfaction. Womens Health Issues. 2018 Jan - Feb; 28(1):68-74. Raifman S, Barar R, Foster D. PMID: 28882549.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Projections and opinions from 100 experts in long-acting reversible contraception. Contraception. 2015 Dec; 92(6):543-52. Foster DG, Barar R, Gould H, Gomez I, Nguyen D, Biggs MA. PMID: 26515195.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Interest in and experience with IUD self-removal. Contraception. 2014 Jul; 90(1):54-9. Foster DG, Grossman D, Turok DK, Peipert JF, Prine L, Schreiber CA, Jackson AV, Barar RE, Schwarz EB. PMID: 24613370.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Implementing a prospective study of women seeking abortion in the United States: understanding and overcoming barriers to recruitment. Womens Health Issues. 2014 Jan-Feb; 24(1):e115-23. Dobkin LM, Gould H, Barar RE, Ferrari M, Weiss EI, Foster DG. PMID: 24439937.
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    10. Denial of abortion because of provider gestational age limits in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2014 Sep; 104(9):1687-94. Upadhyay UD, Weitz TA, Jones RK, Barar RE, Foster DG. PMID: 23948000; PMCID: PMC4151926.
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    11. Predictors of abortion counseling receipt and helpfulness in the United States. Womens Health Issues. 2013 Jul-Aug; 23(4):e249-55. Gould H, Foster DG, Perrucci AC, Barar RE, Roberts SC. PMID: 23816155.
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    12. Patient education and emotional support practices in abortion care facilities in the United States. Womens Health Issues. 2012 Jul-Aug; 22(4):e359-64. Gould H, Perrucci A, Barar R, Sinkford D, Foster DG. PMID: 22609254.
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    13. Formative research on MySpace: online methods to engage hard-to-reach populations. J Health Commun. 2011 Apr; 16(4):448-54. Levine D, Madsen A, Wright E, Barar RE, Santelli J, Bull S. PMID: 21391040.
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    14. Choice in planning and experiencing childbirth. Virtual Mentor. 2004 Sep 01; 6(9). Freedman LP, Barar RE, Drobnik AM. PMID: 23260820.
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