Akinrinola Bankole joined the Guttmacher Institute in 1997, and served as the Institute’s Director of International Research from 2006 to 2017. He now serves as a Senior Fellow. As Director, Dr. Bankole coordinated and supervised the Institute’s international research portfolio. His primary areas of research interest and expertise include fertility preferences and behavior, contraception and unmet need, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, abortion, HIV and other STIs, and gender roles and differentials. He has extensive experience in both country-level and comparative cross-country analyses of sexual and reproductive health issues in developing countries. 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 multicountry studies of unmet need for contraception, fertility preferences and behavior, and contraceptive use. He has also served as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Bankole is a member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Population Association of America and the Union of African Population Studies.