Nancy Berglas, DrPH

Assistant Professional Researcher, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Public Health Social Scientist, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)

Dr. Berglas' research interests center on issues of adolescent sexual health and rights, the evaluation of school-based sexuality education programs, access to sexual health services, and the use of evidence in the development of sexual health programs and policies. Dr. Berglas’ prior research has included the conceptualization, measurement and evaluation of new frameworks for sexuality education that integrate issues of sexuality, gender equality and human rights. Her prior work at the Bixby Center included the evaluations of state-funded programs aimed at increasing access to sexual health services and decreasing adolescent pregnancy through education efforts in underserved communities. Currently, her work focuses on the use of research evidence in the development of abortion facility standards and the effects of state-level abortion restrictions on women’s lives. 


Areas of interest:

  • Adolescent sexual health and rights
  • Evaluation of sexuality education programs
  • Access to sexual health services
  • Use of evidence in program and policy development



  • Brown University, Bachelor's Degree
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Master's Degree in Health Science
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, Doctoral Degree in Public Health