Kelsey Q. Wright is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she is affiliated with the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE). Her work at UW-Madison has two main streams: one centers around the application of demographic methods to compelling, modern research questions around emergent infectious disease, family dynamics and fertility in global contexts. The second focuses on the relationships between social disadvantage and contraception within an intersectional framework that focuses on the relationships between macro-level institutions and micro-level individual outcomes. While at UW-Madison, she has also worked on projects examining the composition effects of changes in parity on contraceptive use in Sub-Saharan Africa and on work identifying how sexual acceptability is related to contraceptive method selection and use. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Kelsey worked at the Population Council for five years on The Evidence Project - a global family planning research project; prior to this she worked with USAID, Jhpiego, UNAIDS and a number of university-based research projects. She holds an MSPH in International Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BA in Social Anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


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