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Stan Becker, PhD

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E4148
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 1978


Interested in reproductive health interventions that involve couples, esp via experimental designs. This includes involving men (partners) in post-abortion contraceptive counseling, in STD and HIV counseling and testing, in antenatal care education, and in counseling about contraceptive sterilization.

Also interested in estimation of fertility and mortality in developing countries and in formal demography. I give lectures on population in general and the problem of rapid population growth with an historical and ecological perspective.

Honors and Awards

Page boy, Michigan House of Representatives, Lansing, Michigan, 1967. Page boy, United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., 1968. Grass Roots Talent Search Scholarship, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1968, 1969. David Blair, McLaughlin Writing Competition Second Prize: "Police Disarmament: a Possibility", 1971. Ford Foundation Training Fellowship in Demography, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1973-74. National Institute of Child Health and Development, Traineeship, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1974-76.

  • Population and Family Health Sciences, Couples and reproductive health
  • reproductive health
  • data collection
  • developing countries
  • demographic methods
  • Viswanathan K, Becker S, Peters D, et al. "Infant and Underfive Mortality in Afghanistan:Current Estimates and Limitations. (In press, Bulletin of World Health Organization).

  • Amin R, Shah NM, and S Becker. "Socio-economic factors differentiating maternal and child health-seeking behavior in rural Bangladesh (in press, International Journal for Equity in Health).

  • Becker S,. Book review of Global Family Planning Revolution (by Warren Robinson) Population Studies 63(2).

  • Becker, S, Mlay R,, Schwandt HM, et al. "Comparing Couples' and Individual Voluntary Counseling and Testing for HIV at Antenatal Clinics in Tanzania: A Randomized Trial". AIDS Behav. 2009 Sep 10.

  • Becker S, Bazant ES, and C Meyers.  (2008). "Couples counseling at an abortion clinic: a pilot study". Constraception 78: 424-31.