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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





6100 EXECUTIVE BLVD Room 8B05L, MSC 7510
Bethesda Md 20892-7510
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Rockville Md 20852


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):

Title Authors Publication Date
Challenges in replicating interventions.Bell SG,Newcomer SF,Bachrach C,Borawski E,Jemmott JB 3rd,Morrison D,Stanton B,Tortolero S,Zimmerman RJ Adolesc Health2007 Jun
Addressing bias in intervention research: summary of a workshop.Bachrach C,Newcomer SFJ Adolesc Health2002 Oct
Vision National Institutes of Health Home BOND National Institues of Health Home Home Storz Lab: Section on Environmental Gene Regulation Home Machner Lab: Unit on Microbial Pathogenesis Home Division of Intramural Population Health Research Home Bonifacino Lab: Section on Intracellular Protein Trafficking Home Lilly Lab: Section on Gamete Development Home Lippincott-Schwartz Lab: Section on Organelle Biology