Jennifer Yarger, PhD

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

Dr. Yarger is a social demographer whose research focuses on access to sexual and reproductive health information and services and the evaluation of reproductive health policies and programs in the United States. Her work involves developing and testing educational materials to inform young people about sexual and reproductive health. Dr. Yarger is currently investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people’s relationships, access to health services, education, and employment.



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