Amy Peterson, MSc

Amy Peterson

Strategic Development Manager


Amy Peterson, MSc, is Strategic Development Manager for ETR’s research, professional development and business development teams. Her expertise is in the implementation of school-based sexual health programs for young people and in conducting quantitative and qualitative systematic reviews. Amy leads several strategic initiatives across ETR’s research, training and product teams on sexual and reproductive health and health equity. Over the last 15 years, Amy has worked closely with staff and administrators at the school, district, state and local government levels as well as researchers, health professionals, social workers and others to strengthen policies and practices to improve adolescent health.

Amy received her Master of Science in public health and health promotion from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She is currently working towards a PhD in public health at LSHTM (expected 2019), where she studies the impact of the school environment on adolescent sexual behavior and pregnancy.

Current Projects

Kirby Summit

Health Equity Framework


Peterson, A.J., Silver, G.K., Guinosso, S.A., Bell, H.A., & Coyle, K.K. (2020) A protocol for a systematic review or research pertaining to young people’s views on how pornography exposure or use influences their sexual development, attitudes or behaviors. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates.

Peterson, A.J., Donze, M., Allen, E., & Bonell, C. (2019). Effects of interventions addressing school environments or educational assets on adolescent sexual health: systematic review and meta-analysis. Perspectives in Sexual and Reproductive Health. doi: 10.1363/psrh.12102

Peterson, A.J. & Bonell, C. (2018). School experiences and young women's sexual behaviour and pregnancy decisions: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies. Health and Place. 53:52-61. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.07.003

Peterson, A.J., Coyle, K.K., Guinosso, S.A., Christopher, D.E, and Charles, V.E. (2016). Sex and the Teen Brain: Disrupting What We Think We Know. Scotts Valley, CA: ETR Associates.

Coyle, K.K., Peterson, A.J., Franks, H.M, Anderson, P.M., and Glassman, J.R. (2016). Dual Contraceptive Method Use Among Youth in Alternative Schools. Journal of Primary Prevention, 37(6): 561-567.

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