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Newcomer, Susan

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Extramural Program Staff


I manage a portfolio of social and behavioral science research on reproductive health and a set of global partnerships on HIV/AIDS related social science research infrastructure development. I work with WHO and USAID on issues relating to research on contraceptive use, with DHHS on issues relating to LGBT health research and with OAR on social and behavioral science research on HIV/AIDS





6710B ROCKLEDGE DRIVE Room 2160, MSC 7002
Bethesda ,MD 20817


Susan F. Newcomer holds a 1984 Ph.D. in population studies from the University of North Carolina, an M.S. in educational administration from Iowa State University, and a B.A. in psychology and Chinese from Barnard College. She is responsible for managing the Branch portfolio of extramural research on reproductive health including social and behavioral research on fertility, contraceptive use and AIDS/HIV risk research. Prior to joining the Branch in 1988, she was the national director of education for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Her own research has focused on teen pregnancy prevention, sexual behavior, and contraceptive use.


Publications (PubMed):

Challenges in replicating interventions.
Addressing bias in intervention research: summary of a workshop.
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