Rana Barar, MPH
Advisory Board Member
Rana E. Barar, MPH, is Project Director at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), a part of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco. At ANSIRH, Rana oversees operations for several large studies, including the Turnaway Study, a longitudinal, prospective study on the effects of unintended pregnancy and abortion on women’s lives. 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 several health and human rights projects at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and received her MPH from Columbia in population and family health in 2006. She has a BA in Political Science and French from Drew University in Madison, NJ, which has been enhanced by her substantial experience in Europe, Russia and Africa.