Dr. Laura Lindberg is a Principal Research Scientist at the Guttmacher Institute, a leading research and policy organization committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and globally. She is a national expert on adolescent sexual and reproductive health with over 70 peer-reviewed publications. Her extensive work monitoring trends in sex education has been seminal for public health and advocacy efforts. Dr. Lindberg has also played a pivotal role in informing influential media sources on the current state of adolescent sexual and reproductive health research and policy. In the past two years alone, she has been cited or quoted more than 500 times in the media and interviewed by top-tier news organizations including the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR, USA Today, and Reuters. She has served on technical advisory committees for the national Office of Adolescent Health and the National Center for Health Statistics.
Dr. Lindberg received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan’s Sociology Department, having specialized in demography. She also held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago. She is a New Jersey native and the mother of four children.