Senior Research Demographer at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University and Honorary Fellow at Edinburgh University.  Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus at Princeton University. He is the author or co-author of more than 350 scientific publications, primarily in the areas of reproductive health and demographic methodology.   His recent research has been focused in three areas: emergency contraception, contraceptive failure, and the cost-effectiveness of contraception. He has actively promoted making emergency contraception more widely available as an important step in helping women reduce their risk of unintended pregnancy; in addition to his research on this topic, he maintains an emergency contraception website (   

Dr. Trussell received his B.S. degree in mathematics from Davidson College in 1971, a B.Phil. in economics from Oxford University in 1973, and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1975. He is a member of the board of directors of FIAPAC, and the Women on Web Foundation, and the Council of British Society of Abortion Care Providers.  He is a deputy editor of Contraception.