Heather Gould currently serves as the Project Director for the ADAPT (Attitudes and Decision-making after Pregnancy Test) Study. Heather’s areas of interest include individuals’ pregnancy attitudes and decision-making, access to and experiences receiving reproductive health care, research ethics, and policies that advance reproductive justice more broadly. A founding staff member of the ANSIRH Program in 2002 and the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health in 1999, Heather’s experience conducting and managing reproductive health research spans more than two decades. She has co-authored over 25 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals. Narratives from qualitative interviews that Heather designed and conducted are featured in Dr. Diana Greene Foster’s book, The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, A Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having— or Being Denied— an Abortion. Prior to working in research, she worked in prenatal care, family planning, and abortion clinics as a health educator and manager. She has also served as a consultant to various organizations, including Planned Parenthood Global and Population Services International (PSI). Heather received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley, with a concentration on Maternal and Child Health.
November 29, 2020
Rocca CH, Moseson H, Gould H, Foster DG, Kimport K. Emotions over five years after denial of abortion in the United States: Contextualizing the effects of abortion denial on women's health and lives. Social Science & Medicine. November 2020; 113567.
July 8, 2020
Rocca CH, Gould H. Desire to Avoid Pregnancy Scale_English. July 2020.
July 8, 2020
Rocca CH, Gould H. Desire to Avoid Pregnancy Scale_Spanish. July 2020.
January 13, 2020
Rocca CH, Samari G, Foster DG, Gould H, Kimport K. Emotions and decision rightness over five years following an abortion: An examination of decision difficulty and abortion stigma. Social Science & Medicine. January 2020; 248(2020):112704.
February 1, 2019
Rocca CH, Ralph LJ, Wilson M, Gould H, Foster DG. Psychometric Evaluation of an Instrument to Measure Prospective Pregnancy Preferences: The Desire to Avoid Pregnancy Scale. Medical Care. February 2019; 57(2):152-158.