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Sharon L. Camp

President and CEO, Guttmacher Institute

Sharon L. Camp is President and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute, the leading policy research organization in the field of sexual and reproductive health.

Prior to joining Guttmacher, Dr. Camp was President and CEO of Women's Capital Corporation, a start-up company responsible for the development and commercialization of Plan B emergency contraception.

For many years the leading spokesperson in Washington, DC for international family planning programs, she was also largely responsible for bringing together the highly successful International Consortium for Emergency Contraception and served until April 1998 as its Coordinator.

From 1975 to 1993, Dr. Camp was Senior Vice President of Population Action International, managing PAI's professional staff involved in lobbying, media liaison, policy research and publications. She is a widely quoted authority on the national and international politics of contraception, a popular public speaker, and the author or co-author of more than 70 publications on family planning and related subjects, including articles on emergency contraception.

Dr. Camp has chaired the boards of Family Health International, the National Council for International Health and the International Center for Research on Women and was founding chair of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, sponsor of the Emergency Contraceptive Hotline (1-888-NOT-2-LATE).

She has served as an elected director of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), AVSC International, Management Sciences for Health and Population Action International, and currently serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Camp is an honors graduate of Pomona College and holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

Articles by Sharon L. Camp

Promoting Democracy in Africa: Investing in the Next Generation

Why is investing in young people's education so critical for development?

July 11, 2009