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Heather Gould

Heather Gould, MPH

Project Director

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.

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