Rana E. Barar, MPH

Project Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH)

At ANSIRH, Ms. Barar oversees operations for several large studies, including the Turnaway Study, a longitudinal, prospective study on the effects of unintended pregnancy and abortion on women’s lives. Prior to joining ANSIRH, she managed the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project and served as interim director at Answer, a leading national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education based at Rutgers University. In that capacity, Ms. Barar oversaw publication of Answer’s teen publications - Sex, Etc. magazine and Sexetc.org. Rana began her public health career working in several health and human rights projects at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.


  • Columbia University, Master's in Public Health in Population and Family Health in 2006
  • Drew University, Bachelor's in Political Science and French