Rana E. Barar, is Senior Project Director, overseeing a range of studies aimed at providing data on the safety and acceptability of alternative methods of provision of medication abortion. Rana formerly led implementation of the Turnaway Study, featured in the new book, The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having--Or Being Denied--An Abortion. As Project Director, Rana oversaw site selection, data collection, participant retention and dissemination. Prior to joining ANSIRH, Rana managed the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project and served as Interim Director at Answer, a leading national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education based at Rutgers University. In that capacity, Rana oversaw publication of Answer's teen publications - Sex, Etc. magazine and Sexetc.org. Rana began her public health career working in international health and human rights and maternal mortality reduction at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and received her MPH there in population and family health. She was Senior Program Officer for the Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) Program, charged with overall administrative management of the AMDD Program, and served as the Administrative Coordinator for the UN Millennium Project’s Task Force on Maternal and Child Health. In addition to her MPH from Columbia, Rana has a BA in French and Political Science from Drew University. Rana is also a periodic contributor on reproductive health and abortion to Rewire and has appeared on KQED’s Perspectives.
May 24, 2018
Biggs MA, Gould H, Barar RE, Foster DG. Five-Year Suicidal Ideation Trajectories Among Women Receiving or Being Denied an Abortion. American Journal of Psychiatry. May 2018; 175(9):845-852.
September 4, 2017
Barar RE, Foster DG. Effect of Knowledge of Self-removability of Intrauterine Contraceptives on Uptake, Continuation, and Satisfaction. Women's Health Issues. September 2017; 28(1):68-74.
December 1, 2015
Foster DG, Barar RE, Gould H, Gomez I, Debbie Nguyen, Biggs MA. Projections and opinions from 100 experts in long-acting reversible contraception. Contraception. December 2015; 92(6):543-552.
September 1, 2014
Upadhyay UD, Weitz TA, Jones RK, Barar RE, Foster DG. Denial of Abortion Because of Provider Gestational Age Limits in the United States. American Journal of Public Health. September 2014; 104(9):1687-94.
July 1, 2014
Foster DG, Grossman D, Turok DK, Peipert JF, Prine L, Shreiber CA, Jackson AV, Barar RE, Schwarz EB. Interest in and experience with IUD self-removal. Contraception. July 2014; 90(1):54-9.