Trussell earns APHA award

Jan. 12, 2006, 12:04 p.m.

James Trussell, professor of economics and public affairs, has received the Carl S. Schultz Award of the Population, Family Planning and Reproductive Health Section of the American Public Health Association.

The award recognizes distinguished service in the field of population and family-planning health.

Trussell also is director of Princeton's Office of Population Research, a leading demographic research and training center. He has written or co-written more than 200 scientific publications, primarily in the areas of reproductive health and demographic methodology. His recent research has focused on three areas: emergency contraception; contraceptive failure; and the cost-effectiveness of contraception.

Trussell earned his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton in 1975 and joined the faculty that year.