Charles and Marie Robertson Professor
of Public and International
Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and
Faculty Associate of the Office of
Population Research at Princeton University. He
author or co-author of more than 350 scientific publications,
primarily in the areas of reproductive health and demographic
methodology. His recent research has been focused in
three areas: emergency contraception, contraceptive failure, and
the cost-effectiveness of contraception. He has actively
promoted making emergency contraception more widely available as
an important step in helping women reduce their risk of
unintended pregnancy; in addition to his
research on this topic,
he maintains an emergency
(not-2-late.com) and designed and launched a toll-free
emergency contraception hotline (1-888-NOT-2-LATE).
Dr. Trussell received
his B.S. degree in mathematics from Davidson College in 1971, a
B.Phil. in economics from Oxford University in 1973, and a Ph.D.
in economics from Princeton University in 1975. He is a senior
fellow at the Guttmacher Institute, a member of the National
Medical Committee of Planned Parenthood Federation of America,
and a member of the board of directors of NARAL Pro-Choice
America and the Society of Family Planning. He is a deputy
editor of Contraception. Recent publications include:
Trussell J, Portman D. The creeping pearl: why has the
rate of contraceptive failure increased in clinical trials of
combined hormonal contraceptive pills? Contraception.
2013 Nov;88(5):604-10. Epub 2013 Apr 11.
PubMed PMID 23683581; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3795840.
Borrero S, Zite N, Potter JE, Trussell J. Medicaid policy
on sterilization - anachronistic or still relevant? N Engl J
Med. 2014 Jan 9;370(2):102-4. PubMed
Cleland K, Zhu H, Goldstuck N, Cheng L, Trussell J. The
efficacy of intrauterine devices for emergency contraception: a
systematic review of 35 years of experience. Hum Reprod.
2012 Jul;27(7):1994-2000. Epub 2012 May 8.
PubMed PMID: 22570193.
Trussell J. Contraceptive efficacy. In: Hatcher RA,
Trussell J, Nelson AL, Cates W, Kowal D, and Policar M (eds).
Contraceptive Technology: Twentieth Revised Edition. New York NY:
Ardent Media; 2011. p. 779-863.
Cleland K, Peipert JF, Westhoff C, Spear S, Trussell J.
Family Planning as a cost-saving preventative health service. N Engl J Med.
2011 May 5;364(18):e37. Epub 2011 Apr 20. PubMed PMID:
Cleland K, Raymond E, Cheng L,
Zhu H. Ectopic pregnancy and emergency contraception a
systematic review. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jun; 115(6):1263-6.
Fjerstad M, Trussell J, Sivin I,
Lichtenberg ES, and Cullins V. Rates of serious infection after
changes in regimens for medical abortion. N Engl J
Med. 2009 July 9;361(2):145-151. PubMed PMID:
Lalla AM, Doan QV, Reyes E, Pinto L,
Cost-effectiveness of contraceptives in the United States. Contraception.
2009 Jan;79(1):5-14. Epub 2008 Sep 25. Erratum in:
Contraception. 2009 Aug;80(2):229-30. PubMed PMID:
Trussell J, Guthrie KA, Schwarz EB. Much ado about little:
obesity, combined hormonal contraceptive use, and venous
thrombosis. Contraception. 2008 Mar;77(3):143-6.
Epub 2008 Jan 30. PubMed PMID: 18279682.
Kost K, Singh S, Vaughan B, Trussell J, Bankole A. Estimates of
contraceptive failure from the 2002 National Survey of Family
Growth. Contraception. 2008 Jan;77(1):10-21. Epub
2007 Dec 3. PubMed PMID: 18082661; PubMed Central PMCID:
Hatcher RA, Trussell J, Nelson AL, Cates W,
Stewart F, Kowal D (ed). Contraceptive Technology: Nineteenth Revised Edition. New York NY:
Ardent Media; 2007.
Raymond EG, Trussell J, Polis CB. Population effect of
increased access to emergency contraceptive pills: a systematic
review. Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jan;109(1):181-8.
PubMed PMID: 17197603.
Davidoff F, Trussell J. Plan B and the politics of doubt.
JAMA. 2006 Oct 11;296(14):1775-8. PubMed PMID:
list of publications