Debra S. Kalmuss

Debra Kalmuss, PhD, Professor Emerita of Population and Family Health at Mailman School of Public Health, has spent more than two decades conducting research on sexual coercion and intimate partner violence, contraceptive decision-making, pregnancy resolution decision-making and the consequences of early childbearing, and teen pregnancy prevention. She helped design and is helping to evaluate Gender Matters (Gen.M), one of the first gender-transformative teen pregnancy prevention programs in the United States. Now in its fifth year, Gen.M is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health. Dr. Kalmuss joined PopFam and the Mailman School in 1984.

Last Updated March 16, 2020