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Demographic Trends in sub-Saharan Africa: The Role of Family Planning Programs
March 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
J. Richard Udry Distinguished Lecture
John Bongaarts, Ph.D.
John Bongaarts is Vice President and Distinguished Scholar of the Population Council where he has been employed since 1973. He holds a PhD in Physiology and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Illinois and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Population Dynamics at the John’s Hopkins School of Public Health. Bongaarts’ research has focused on a range of population and health issues, including population projections, determinants of fertility and mortality trends, the demographic impact of the AIDS epidemic and population policy options in both the developed and developing world. He has published over 200 papers, chapters and books. Honors include the Robert J. Lapham Award and the Mindel Sheps Award from the Population Association of America, and the Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, and is a Laureate of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.