Eona Harrison is a senior research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She is the project manager for the Promoting Adolescent Sexual Health and Safety project, a cluster randomized controlled trial of a community-based curriculum for teens living in DC public housing developments.
Harrison is a trained family demographer whose work examines women’s strategies to achieving their reproductive goals. She focuses on pathways that lead to racial disparities in unintended pregnancy rates, infant and child outcomes, and general health. Before joining Urban, Harrison worked with the Maryland Population Research Center, where she assisted with quantitative and qualitative research in evaluating a statewide intervention to address unintended pregnancy.
Harrison earned her PhD in sociology from the University of Maryland.