Dr. Mónica Caudillo is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department since January 2019. She holds a PhD in Sociology from New York University, and has conducted domestic and international research in family demography, contraception, and sexual behavior, among other topics. One of her lines of research focuses on the demographic consequences of disruptions to women's social context. Her research aims to understand how exposure to increasing community violence in Mexico, and to the opioid epidemic in the United States impact women’s sexual activity, fertility, marriage, and cohabitation patterns. Another line of research focuses on the determinants of contraceptive use during adolescence, and on how couple disagreement about fertility goals affects contraceptive use and unintended pregnancy in the United States.