Degrees & Programs

Huber, Sarah

PhD Candidate

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests
Reproductive health inequalities
Contraception and abortion
Fertility Preferences
Unintended pregnancy
Family planning programs and policies


Sarah Huber is a doctoral candidate whose research focuses on reproductive health, primarily in low-income settings. Her broad research interests include: understanding family planning decision making; the formation, negotiation, and measurement of individual- and couple-level fertility preferences; and access to and use of sexual and reproductive health services and disparities in use. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work. Huber’s dissertation, externally funded by the Society for Family Planning, investigates method-specific barriers and benefits to modern contraception in rural Malawi using a novel measurement approach. Huber has independently taught undergraduate level courses in social welfare policy and social work ethics. In addition to her academic work, she has practice experience as a project coordinator for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio. Huber is a recipient of the Institute for Population Research Summer Dissertation Fellowship, Coco-Cola Critical Difference for Women Grant, and Transdisciplinary Health Policy Fellowship