Abigail Gutmann-Gonzalez

Research Analyst

Abigail Gutmann-Gonzalez is a project director at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. Currently, she evaluates the Adolescent Sexual Health program sponsored by the California Department of Public Health’s Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) division and a PREIS funded sexual health intervention that combines traditional classroom instruction with digital technologies. Additionally, she conducts a qualitative binational study with the National Perinatology Institute of Mexico exploring experiences with prenatal and postnatal care, access to sexual and reproductive health services, and related outcomes of pregnant and parenting adolescents in Guanajuato, Mexico and Fresno, California.


In the Know: A Cluster Randomized Trial of an In-person Sexual Health Education Program Integrating Digital Technologies for Adolescents.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Yarger J, Gutmann-Gonzalez A, Borgen N, Romero J, Decker MJ

Contraceptive access experiences and perspectives of Mexican-origin youth: a binational qualitative study.

Sexual and reproductive health matters

Mitchell A, Gutmann-Gonzalez A, Brindis CD, Decker MJ

Integrated Theory-Based Health and Development Interventions for Young People: A Global Scoping Review.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Decker MJ, Gutmann-Gonzalez A, Saphir M, Nguyen NT, Zhi Q, Brindis CD

The need for booster sex education: findings of a formative evaluation in rural Fresno County, California

Sex Education

Berglas, N. F., Yang, C., Gutmann-Gonzalez, A., & Decker, M. J.

Educators' Perspectives on Integrating Technology Into Sexual Health Education: Implementation Study.

JMIR human factors

Decker MJ, Harrison S, Price M, Gutmann-Gonzalez A, Yarger J, Tenney R

Young people's romantic relationships and sexual activity before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BMC public health

Yarger J, Gutmann-Gonzalez A, Han S, Borgen N, Decker MJ

Bridging the Gap between Sexual Health Education and Clinical Services: Adolescent Perspectives and Recommendations.

The Journal of school health

Decker MJ, Dandekar S, Gutmann-Gonzalez A, Brindis CD

Teen Pregnancy: Trends, Predictors, Prevention Efforts, and Future Directions

Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Health (in press)

Claire D. Brindis, Abigail Gutmann-Gonzalez, and Martha J. Decker

Perspectives on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Strategies in the United States: Looking Back, Looking Forward.

Adolescent health, medicine and therapeutics

Brindis CD, Decker MJ, Gutmann-Gonzalez A, Berglas NF

Latinx Health Equity in California: Facing Disparities and Building for the Future

Latinx Health Equity in California: Facing Disparities and Building for the Future

Brindis C., Decker M., Gutmann-Gonzalez A., Lanshaw, N., Corsack, C.

Migration and Health: Perspectives on the Immigrant Population

Adolescent Pregnancy in Mexico and California: Policy and Programmatic Implications

Martha J. Decker, Abigail Gutmann-González, Diana Lara, Josefina Lira, Arturo Cardona Pérez, Guadalupe Estrada-Gutiérrez, Enrique Reyes Muñoz, Mario Guzmán-Huerta, Otilia Perichart-Perera, Ivan Pantic, and Claire D. Brindis

Exploring the Influence of Neighborhood-Level Factors on Adolescent Birth Rates in California: A Social-Ecological Approach

Youth & Society

Martha J. Decker, Abigail Gutmann-Gonzalez, Diana Lara, and Claire D. Brindis