Jonathan Marc Bearak

Dr. Bearak is a social demographer who works to address inequality in sexual and reproductive health and rights. He has expertise in social stratification, global comparative studies, Bayesian modeling, spatial analysis, and econometrics.

In Spring 2015, Dr. Bearak received his Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University, and joined the Guttmacher Institute as a Senior Research Scientist. At the Institute, Dr. Bearak leads a portfolio of research which includes the global estimation of unintended fertility and abortion and the causes of trends in these rates; the impact of family planning on earnings inequality; and spatial disparities in access to reproductive healthcare.