Rachel Friedman serves as the senior managing editor of the Council’s two scholarly journals: Population and Development Review (PDR) and Studies in Family Planning (SFP).
PDR is the Council’s quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of scientific research on the relationships between population and social, economic, and environmental change. SFP publishes public health, social science, and biomedical research on sexual and reproductive health, fertility, and family planning, with a primary focus on low- and middle-income countries. Friedman oversees the peer-review process; coordinates communications between editors, editorial board, authors, and reviewers; and ensures the quality and content of the journals.
Friedman has written two books published by Penguin Random House; her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Vox, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and more.
Friedman received her BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MFA in Nonfiction from Rutgers-Newark.