Akinrinola Bankole is the Guttmacher Institute’s Director of International Research. He coordinates and supervises the institute’s international research portfolio. His primary areas of research interest and expertise include fertility preferences and behavior, contraception and unmet need, adolescents SRH, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, and gender roles and differentials. He has extensive experience in undertaking both in-depth, country level, and comparative cross country analyses of these sexual and reproductive health issues in developing countries. Dr. Bankole also serves as the Developmental Infrastructure Core Director of the NIH-funded Guttmacher Center for Population Research Innovation and Dissemination. Prior to coming to the Institute, he was a member of the research staff at Princeton University’s Office of Population Research, where his work included multi-country studies of unmet need for contraception, fertility preferences and behavior and contraceptive use. He is a member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Population Association of America and the Union of African Population Studies. He also serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. He has written and co-authored many articles and publications.