Senior Research Demographer, Office of Population Research at
Princeton University and Honorary Fellow at Edinburgh University
Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Public and
International Affairs, Emeritus and Professor of Economics and Public
Affairs, Emeritus at Princeton University
Demographer at the Office of
Population Research at Princeton University and Honorary
Fellow at Edinburgh University. Professor of Economics and Public
Affairs, Emeritus at Princeton University. He is the 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 contraception website (not-2-late.com) and
designed and launched a toll-free emergency contraception hotline
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, and a
member of the board of directors of NARAL Pro-Choice America, FIAPAC, and
the Women on Web Foundation. He is a deputy editor of Contraception. Recent publications include:
Arnott G, Parniak S, LaRoche
KJ, Trussell J. No exceptions: documenting the
abortion experiences of US Peace Corps Volunteers. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jan;105(1):41-48. PubMed PMID:
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 PMID: 24401047.
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.
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.
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: 21506736
Raymond E, Cheng L, Zhu H. Ectopic pregnancy and emergency
contraception a systematic review.Obstet
Gynecol. 2010 Jun; 115(6):1263-6. PubMed PMID:20502299
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: 19587339.
Trussell J, Lalla AM, Doan QV, Reyes E, Pinto L, Gricar
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: 19041435.
Trussell J, Guthrie KA,
Schwarz EB. Much ado about little: obesity,
combined hormonal contraceptive use, and venous thrombosis. Contraception. 2008
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: PMC2811396
Hatcher RA, Trussell J, Nelson AL, Cates W, Stewart F, Kowal D (ed). Contraceptive
Technology: Nineteenth Revised Edition. New York NY: Ardent Media;
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: 17032991.
A complete list of
publications is available here.