Jennifer Yarger, PhD

Assistant Professor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Dr. Yarger is a social scientist whose research focuses on improving access to quality sexual and reproductive health information and services, particularly among adolescents and young adults. Her work involves developing and testing educational materials to improve youth access to care, reduce health inequities, and support reproductive autonomy. As a scholar in the UCSF-KPNC Urologic Epidemiology (UroEpi) K12 Career Development Program, 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.



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