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Jennifer S. Barber

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Associate Director, Population Studies Center.

Director of Graduate Training, Population Studies Center.

Associate Chair, Sociology.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Professor, Sociology.

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Barber's research is conducted at the intersection of family sociology, demography, and social psychology, with a focus on teen pregnancy. She recently completed an NICHD-funded intensive longitudinal project, the Relationship Dynamics and Social Life study, that collected weekly data on 1,000 18- and 19-year-old women for 2.5 years, along with semi-structured interview data, observational data, and administrative data. The RDSL study identifies the types of attitudes, relationship characteristics, and contraceptive practices that affect early and/or unintended pregnancy. Barber also recently completed a William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellowship, a mid-career opportunity to immerse herself in a practice setting – in this case a teen pregnancy prevention center in Detroit and a Planned Parenthood clinic in southeastern Michigan.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Hall, Kelli Stidham, Yasamin Kusunoki, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2015. "Social discrimination, stress, and risk of unintended pregnancy among young women." Journal of Adolescent Health, 56(3): 330-337. PMCID: PMC4339533. DOI. Abstract.

Gatny, Heather, Yasamin Kusunoki, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2014. "Pregnancy scares and subsequent unintended pregnancy." Demographic Research, 31(40): 1229-1242. PMCID: PMC4306576. DOI. Abstract.

Barber, Jennifer S., Heather Gatny, Yasamin Kusunoki, and Paul Schulz. Online Access 2014. "Effects of intensive longitudinal data collection on pregnancy and contraceptive use." International Journal of Social Research Methodology, . DOI. Abstract.

Hall, Kelli Stidham, Yasamin Kusunoki, Heather Gatny, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2014. "Stress symptoms and frequency of sexual intercourse among young women." Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11(8): 1982-90. PMCID: PMC4115031. DOI. Abstract.

East, Patricia, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2014. "High Educational Aspirations Among Pregnant Adolescents Are Related to Pregnancy Unwantedness and Subsequent Parenting Stress and Inadequacy." Journal of Marriage and Family, 76(3): 652-664. PMCID: PMC4307620. DOI. Abstract.

Hall, Kelli Stidham, Yasamin Kusunoki, Heather Gatny, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2014. "The risk of unintended pregnancy among young women with mental health symptoms." Social Science & Medicine, 100: 62-71. PMCID: PMC3898511. DOI. Abstract.

Hall, Kelli Stidham, C. Moreau, James Trussell, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2013. "Role of Young Women's Depression and Stress Symptoms in Their Weekly Use and Nonuse of Contraceptive Methods." Journal of Adolescent Health, 53(2): 241-248. PMCID: PMC3713141. DOI. Abstract.

Stidham Hall, K., C. Moreau, James Trussell, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2013. "Young women's consistency of contraceptive use - does depression or stress matter?" Contraception, 88(5): 641–649. PMCID: PMC3796023. DOI. Abstract.

Jennings, Elyse Ann, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2013. "The Influence of Neighbors' Family Size Preference on Progression to High Parity Births in Rural Nepal." Studies in Family Planning, 44(1): 67-84. PMCID: PMC3621985. DOI. Abstract.

Moreau, Caroline, Kelli Stidham Hall, James Trussell, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2013. "Effect of Prospectively-Measured Pregnancy Intention Indicators on the Consistency of Contraceptive Use among Young Women." Human Reproduction, 28(3): 642-50. PMCID: PMC3619965. DOI. Abstract.

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