Sheila Desai, M.P.H., joined the Guttmacher Institute in 2015. As a senior research associate, her current work focuses on abortion and adolescent sexual health in the United States. Prior to joining Guttmacher, Ms. Desai worked with Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco, where her work focused on expanding access to abortion care in California. She has coauthored articles in the American Journal of Public Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Women’s Health Issues, among other publications. Ms. Desai received an M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is currently pursuing a Dr.P.H. from the CUNY School of Public Health.