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Susan Lee-Rife


Ph.D., Sociology and Demography, University of Michigan, 2008
M.H.S., Population Dynamics, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 1995

Past Projects with Burgard:

Dissertation committee member.

2009   Burgard, Sarah A., and *Susan Lee-Rife. “Community Characteristics, Sexual Initiation, and Condom Use among Young Black South Africans.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 50(3): 293-309.

Research interests:

Adolescence and the transition to adulthood
Designing effective interventions to prevent early marriage
Influences of fertility and reproductive health on women's empowerment
Sexual victimization
Son preference/daughter discrimination in Asia
Sexual and reproductive health and gender socialization of adolescents and young adults


Social Demographer, International Center for Research on Women (2008–Present).

Previous employers include the Population Council, Regional Office for West Asia & North Africa; PATH; and The World Bank.

Contact Information:

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