Rachel Benson Gold

Rachel Benson Gold joined the staff of the Guttmacher Institute in 1979 and is currently Vice President for Public Policy. She directs the Institute’s public policy efforts, with an emphasis on policy analysis and state policy development. She is the author of several reports and articles, and has focused particularly on the delivery and financing of publicly funded family planning services in the United States. Ms. Gold has served on the Board of Directors of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association and the Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality, and as a lecturer in Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health. She is a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2020 Family Planning Workgroup. Ms. Gold earned a BA from Wesleyan University and an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.