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Ann Biddlecom, Senior Reseach Associate

Ann Biddlecom joined AGI in August 2002 as a Senior Research Associate. She is currently directing a multi-country study of HIV/AIDS and pregnancy prevention among adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa and has authored or co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles on contraceptive use, men’s reproductive roles, adolescent sexual behaviors, and HIV/AIDS and migration. She previously worked at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, conducting analysis in the areas of reproduction and family support, and at the Population Council, where she performed quantitative and qualitative research on contraceptive use with colleagues in Sub-Saharan Africa. She was also on the team fielding the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth. Dr. Biddlecom received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and her Ph.D. in sociology and population studies from Brown University in 1995. She also had a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan’s Population Studies Center.

Recent Publications Include:

Biddlecom AE, Axinn W and Barber JS, Environmental Effects on Family Size Preferences and Subsequent Reproductive Behavior in Nepal, Population and Environment, 2005, 26(3):583-621.

Biddlecom AE, Trends in Sexual Behaviors and Infections Among Young Persons in the United States, Sexually Transmitted Infections 2004, 80(2):ii74-ii79.

Barber JS, Biddlecom AE and Axinn WG, Neighborhood Change and Perceptions of Environmental Quality, Population and Environment, 2003, 25(2): 77-108.

Biddlecom AE and Kaona F, The Nature of Unmet Need for Contraception in Ndola, Zambia, in Agyei-Mensah S and Casterline JB, eds., Reproduction and Social Context in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Collection of Micro-Demographic Studies 2003, Greenwood: Westport, CT. 127-146.

Agree EM, Biddlecom AE, Chang MC and Perez AE, Transfers from Older Parents to Their Adult Children in Taiwan and the Philippines, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 2002, 17: 269-294.

Biddlecom AE, Chayovan N and Ofstedal MB, Intergenerational Support and Transfers, in Hermalin AI, ed., The Well-Being of the Elderly in Asia: A Four-Country Comparative Study, University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, MI, 185-230.

Rutenberg N, Biddlecom AE and Kaona F, Reproductive Decision Making in the Context of HIV/AIDS: A Qualitative Study in Ndola, Zambia, International Family Planning Perspectives 2000, 26(3): 124-130.

Greene ME and Biddlecom AE, Absent and Problematic Men: Demographic Accounts of Male Reproductive Roles, Population and Development Review, 2000, 26(1): 81-115.

Brockerhoff M and Biddlecom AE, Migration, Sexual Behavior and the Risk of HIV in Kenya, International Migration Review, 1999, 33(4): 833-856.

Biddlecom AE and Fapohunda BM, Covert Contraceptive Use: Prevalence, Motivations and Consequences, Studies in Family Planning, 1998, 29(4): 360-372.