Jennifer Yarger, PhD

Social Demographer, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

Dr. Yarger's 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.



  • Wellesley College, Bachelor's in Political Science
  • University of Michigan, Doctorate in Public Policy and Sociology