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Cynthia Harper, PhD
Cynthia Harper, PhD

Director of the UCSF-Kaiser BIRCWH Program: Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health
Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

[email protected]

Contact Information
Mailing Address: 3333 California St, Room 335P1
San Francisco, CA 94143-0744
Academic Phone: (415) 502-4092
Academic Fax: (415) 502-8479
Research/Clinical Interests

Access to contraceptive services, Provider practices, Emergency contraception, Adolescent contraception, Long-acting reversible contraception, Intrauterine contraception, HIV/STI prevention among women, Family planning, Global reproductive health

Institution & Location Degree Field of Study
Middlebury College B.A. Political Science
Middlebury College M.A. Spanish
Columbia University M.I.A International and Public Affairs
Princeton University P.h.D. Demography and Public Policy
University of Pennsylvania Postdoctoral Fellowship Population Studies
Achievements & Recognition
Year Major Honors
1986 Ford Foundation Human Rights Fellow, Columbia University
1992-93 National Institutes of Health Traineeship in Demography, NICHD, Princeton University
1993 Center of Domestic and Comparative Policy Studies Fellow, Princeton University
1996 Charles F. Westoff Dissertation Prize in Demography, Princeton University
2000 Roy M. Pitkin Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Coauthor, Outstanding article award in Obstetrics & Gynecology
2005 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting, Co-author, Blue Ribbon Prize poster
2005 Roy M. Pitkin Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, First author, Outstanding article award in Obstetrics & Gynecology
2006 Nominated for Postdoctoral Scholar’s Association Outstanding Mentor Award
2011 Nominated for Academic Senate Distinction in Mentoring Award, UCSF
2013 The Guttmacher Institute Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research