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Mon, March 13, 2017, noon:
Rachel Best

Elizabeth (Liz) Ela

Graduate Student, Population Studies Center.

Graduate Student, Department of Sociology.

Sociology, Year: advanced

PSC Mentor: Jennifer S. Barber

Dissertation Committee: Jennifer S. Barber, Sarah Burgard, Yasamin Kusunoki, Renee Anspach

Research Interests: fertility intentions and behavior as well as health inequalities

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Journal Articles

Wu, J., Yasamin Kusunoki, Elizabeth Ela, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2016. "Patterns of Contraceptive Consistency among Young Adult Women in Southeastern Michigan: Longitudinal Findings Based on Journal Data." Women's Health Issues, 26(3): 305-312. PMCID: PMC5130410. DOI. Abstract.

Kusunoki, Yasamin, Jennifer S. Barber, Elizabeth Ela, and A. Bucek. 2016. "Black-White Differences in Sex and Contraceptive Use Among Young Women." Demography, 53(5): 1399-1428. PMCID: PMC5050155. DOI. Abstract.

Chang, Tammy, Matthew Davis, Yasamin Kusunoki, Elizabeth Ela, Kelli Stidham Hall, and Jennifer S. Barber. 2015. "Sexual Behavior and Contraceptive Use among 18- to 19-Year-Old Adolescent Women by Weight Status: A Longitudinal Analysis." Journal of Pediatrics, 167(3): :586-592. PMCID: PMC4559226. DOI. Abstract.

Conference Proceedings

Ela, Elizabeth. 2016. ""I Don't Know Enough to Feel Comfortable Using Them": Young Women's Knowledge of and Perceived Barriers to Long–Acting Reversible Contraceptives on College Campus." Population Association of America, 2016 Annual Meeting,

Ela, Elizabeth. 2016. "Numeracy, Subjective Pregnancy Risk, and Contraceptive Behavior in a Population-Based Sample of Young Women." Population Association of America, 2016 Annual Meeting,

Ela, Elizabeth, and Jamie Budnick. 2015. "Relationships and Contraceptive Behavior in a Population-Based Sample of Non-Heterosexual Young Women." Population Association of America, 2015 Annual Meeting,

Ela, Elizabeth. 2014. "Negative Attitudes toward Medicine and Young Women's Contraceptive Behavior." Population Association of America, 2014 Annual Meeting,