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Studies in Family Planning Journal Welcomes New Editorial Committee Members

Studies in Family Planning is pleased to announce three new Editorial Committee members: Rajib Acharya, Mónica L. Caudillo, and Sara Yeatman. 

Dr. Rajib Acharya, a Senior Associate with the Population Council, is a statistician, demographer, and public health specialist with expertise in public health research; planning, designing, managing, and monitoring large-scale research and evaluation studies; and communicating results to policymakers. He is an expert in the design of large sample surveys and evaluation studies, processing and managing large-scale cross-sectional and longitudinal data sets, and analysis of survey and census data on population, health, and nutrition. Acharya has authored over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, scientific reports, and books. 

Dr. Mónica L. Caudillo is Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on how disruptions to social contexts impact women’s sexual activity, reproductive health, fertility, and family transitions in the United States and Mexico. One of her lines of research assesses the effect of community violence on family formation and reconfiguration in Mexico. Another focuses on the relationship between the opioid epidemic, fertility patterns, and the family contexts of children in the United States. A third evaluates sociodemographic disparities in reproductive health and in couple pregnancy intentions in the U.S. Her research has appeared in Demography,  Gender and Society, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Social Science Research, and Sociology of Education.  

Dr. Sara Yeatman is Professor of Health and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver and a Research Affiliate at the CU Population Center. She is a social demographer whose research centers on the causes and consequences of unintended fertility and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. In current projects, she investigates the meaning of unintended pregnancy for young women in Malawi. She is also collaborating with researchers at the CU Population Center to examine how expanded access to contraception impacts women’s and men’s lives in the United States. Her work has been published in American Journal of Public Health, Science Advances, American Sociological Review, Demography, and Population and Development Review. 

Editorial Committee members serve three-year terms, renewable one time. We thank Monica Grant and Vladimira Kantorova, editorial committee members whose terms ended in December 2021, for their years of service to the journal.  

Studies in Family Planning is a peer-reviewed, international journal publishing public health, social science, and biomedical research with a primary focus on low- and middle-income countries. Each issue contains original research articles, reports, commentaries, and data papers. We welcome submissions in sexual and reproductive health, fertility, family planning, HIV/AIDS, abortion, maternal/child health, and related topics.