Stephanie J. Ventura
Chief, Reproductive Statistics Branch
Senior demographer with the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's
National Center for Health Statistics
Stephanie J. Ventura is a senior demographer with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. She has published extensively on a number of fertility-related topics, especially births to unmarried mothers, pregnancy rates, teenage birth rates, delayed childbearing and childbearing by Hispanic women. She has also authored many reports on teenage births, including detailed analyses of national and state-specific patterns. Stephanie holds an MA in Economic History from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in History from Brandeis University.