Guttmacher Institute
Senior Research Scientist, 2015—


New York University
Ph.D., Sociology, 2015
M.A., Sociology, 2012

Queens College
City University of New York
B.A., Political Science, 2008
summa cum laude, phi beta kappa
minors in computer science and sociology

Peer-Reviewed Publications
  1. Global, regional, and subregional trends in unintended pregnancy and its outcomes from 1990 to 2014: estimates from a Bayesian hierarchical model.
    Bearak J, Popinchalk A, Alkema L & Sedgh G. The Lancet Global Health 2018.
  2. Disparities and change over time in distance women need to travel to have an abortion in the USA: a spatial analysis.
    Bearak J, Burke KL & Jones RK. The Lancet Public Health 2017.
  3. Global, regional and sub-regional classification of abortions by safety: estimates for 2010-14.
    Ganatra B, Gerdts C, Rossier C, Johnson BR, Tunçalp Ö, Assifi A, Sedgh G, Singh S, Bankole A, Popinchalk A, Bearak J, Kang Z & Alkema L. The Lancet 2017.
  4. Did Contraceptive Use Patterns Change After the Affordable Care Act?: A Descriptive Analysis.
    Bearak J & Jones RK. Women’s Health Issues 2017.
  5. Induced abortion 1990 to 2014: Global, regional, and subregional trends.
    Sedgh G, Bearak J, Singh S, Bankole A, Popinchalk A, Ganatra B, Rossier C, Gerdts C, Tunçalp Ö, Johnson BR, Johnston HB & Alkema L. The Lancet 2016.
  6. Do Highly Paid, Highly Skilled Women Experience the Largest Motherhood Penalty?
    England P, Bearak J, Budig M & Hodges M. American Sociological Review 2016.
  7. Changes in out-of-pocket costs for hormonal IUDs after implementation of the Affordable Care Act: an analysis of insurance benefit inquiries.
    Bearak J, Finer L, Jerman J & Kavanaugh M. Contraception 2015.
  8. Casual Contraception in Casual Sex: Life-Cycle Change in Undergraduates’ Sexual Behavior in Hookups.
    Bearak J. Social Forces 2014.
  9. Teaching to the Test in the NCLB Era: How Test Predictability Affects Our Understanding of Student Performance.
    Jennings K & Bearak J. Educational Researcher 2014.
  10. Is the Motherhood Penalty Larger for Low-Wage Women? A Comment on Quantile Regression.
    Killewald A & Bearak J. American Sociological Review 2014.
  11. The sexual double standard and gender differences in attitudes toward casual sex among U.S. university students.
    England P & Bearak J. Demographic Research 2014.
Publicly Funded Contraceptive Services at U.S. Clinics, 2015.
Frost J, Frohwirth L, Blades N, Zolna M, Douglas-Hall A & Bearak J. Guttmacher Institute, 2017.
Women’s Education and Their Likelihood of Marriage: A Historic Reversal.
England P & Bearak J. Council on Contemporary Families, 2012.