• 2012 – Doctorate in Health Services Research, University of Washington.
  • 2002 – Master in Public Health, Yale.
  • 1994 – BA in Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College.

Academic appointments:

  • Associate Professor at the School of Medicine, OHSU and the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.
  • Visiting professor at the National Institute of Public Health, Mexico.
  • Researcher affiliated with CISIDAT.

Research interests:

  • Methodological approach around improving causal inference in non-random designs, including developing suitable comparison groups, triangulation of data sources and analytical methods, and data correlation.
  • Impact evaluation includes evaluating clinical training programs to national policies and their populations of interest, such as adolescents, poor women, and clinical apprentices.

Featured projects:

  • It is currently associated with Oregon’s State to study the family planning program state in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico.
  • She participated as a volunteer for the Peace Corps in Senegal. She has also worked in Burkina Faso, Mexico, Colombia, with maternal health and family planning issues.


  • Veldhuis S, Sánchez-Ramírez G, Darney BG. “Becoming the woman she wishes you to be”: A qualitative study exploring the experiences of medication abortion acompañantes in three regions in Mexico. Contraception. 2022 Feb;106:39-44. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2021.10.005. Epub 2021 Nov 3. PubMed PMID: 34742716.
  • Darney BG, Fuentes-Rivera E, Corbin A, Saavedra-Avendano B, Schiavon R. Trends in subdermal contraceptive implant use in Mexico 2009-2018: A population-based study. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2022 Feb;156(2):284-291. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.13744. Epub 2021 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 33999446.
  • Rodriguez MI, Skye M, Shokat M, Linz R, Pedhiwala N, Darney BG. Expanded Access to Postabortion Contraception under Oregon’s Reproductive Health Equity Act. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Jan-Feb;32(1):20-25. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2021.10.001. Epub 2021 Nov 6. PubMed PMID: 34753627.
  • Jacobson LE, Saavedra-Avendano B, Fuentes-Rivera E, Schiavon R, Darney BG. Travelling for abortion services in Mexico 2016-2019: community-level contexts of Mexico City public abortion clients. BMJ Sex Reprod Health. 2022 Jan;48(e1):e81-e87. doi: 10.1136/bmjsrh-2021-201079. Epub 2021 Jul 28. PubMed PMID: 34321256; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8685658.
  • Rodriguez MI, Skye M, Edelman AB, Anderson L, Darney BG. Association of pharmacist prescription and 12-month contraceptive continuation rates. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Dec;225(6):647.e1-647.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.06.089. Epub 2021 Jul 1. PubMed PMID: 34217725.
  • Rodriguez MI, Meath T, Huang J, Darney BG, McConnell KJ. Association of rural location and long acting reversible contraceptive use among Oregon Medicaid recipients. Contraception. 2021 Nov;104(5):571-576. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2021.06.019. Epub 2021 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 34224694.
  • Boniface ER, Rodriguez MI, Heintzman J, Knipper SH, Jacobs R, Darney BG. A comparison of contraceptive services for adolescents at school-based versus community health centers in Oregon. Health Serv Res. 2021 Oct 8;. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13889. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34624140.
  • Chatroux L, Darney BG, Skye M, Caughey AB, Rodriguez MI. Examining the effect of unintended pregnancy on health utility using four measures. Contraception. 2021 Oct;104(4):344-349. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2021.04.019. Epub 2021 Apr 30. PubMed PMID: 33939984.
  • select Boniface ER, Rodriguez MI, Heintzman J, Knipper S, Jacobs R, Darney BG. Contraceptive provision in Oregon school-based health centers: Method type trends and the role of Title X. Contraception. 2021 Aug;104(2):206-210. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2021.03.020. Epub 2021 Mar 26. PubMed PMID: 33781759.
  • Saavedra-Avendano B, Schiavon R, Darney BG. Relationship Between Abortion at First Pregnancy and Live Births by Young Adulthood: A Population-Based Study Among Mexican Women. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2021 Aug;34(4):552-557. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2021.01.007. Epub 2021 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 33484845.
  • Darney BG, Fuentes-Rivera E, Saavedra-Avendano B, Sanhueza-Smith P, Schiavon R. Preventing first births among adolescents in Mexico City’s public abortion programme. BMJ Sex Reprod Health. 2021 Jul;47(3):e9. doi: 10.1136/bmjsrh-2020-200795. Epub 2021 Jan 15. PubMed PMID: 33452057; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8292592.