Our Team

Project Partners

Evidence Project partners have a wealth of technical expertise and global experience in family planning and reproductive health research and programming.



The Population Council leads the Evidence Project.

The Population Council confronts critical health and development issues—from stopping the spread of HIV to improving reproductive health and ensuring that young people lead full and productive lives. Through biomedical, social science, and public health research in 50 countries, we work with our partners to deliver solutions that lead to more effective policies, programs, and technologies that improve lives around the world. Established in 1952 and headquartered in New York, the Council is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization governed by an international board of trustees.

  • Karen Hardee, Director, Evidence Project
  • Aparna Jain, Deputy Technical Director, Evidence Project
  • Julia Adams, Deputy Director for Administration, Evidence Project



INDEPTH is a pioneer in health and population research, providing robust answers to some of the most important questions in development. Through its global network of health and demographic surveillance system field sites in Africa, Asia, and Oceania, it is capable of producing reliable longitudinal data not only about the lives of people in low- and middle-income countries, but about the impact on those lives of development policies and programs.

  • Osman Sankoh, Activity Manager



The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. We are a worldwide movement of national organizations working with and for communities and individuals.

  • Victoria Boydell, Accountability and Rights Advisor, Evidence Project



PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

  • Robin Keeley, Research Utilization Specialist, Evidence Project



The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations. PRB analyzes complex demographic data and research to provide the most objective, accurate, and up-to-date population information in a format that is easily understood by advocates, journalists, and decision-makers alike. PRB builds coalitions and conducts workshops around the world to give our key audiences the tools they need to understand and communicate effectively about population issues.

  • Kate Gilles, Senior Communications Specialist, Evidence Project


University Resource Network

The Evidence Project is creating a University Resource Network comprised of select universities and research institutes committed to advancing implementation science for strengthening and scaling up evidence-based, family planning, and reproductive health programming. This Network enables the Evidence Project to access an expanded pool of resource people with a range of topical expertise and methodological skills. To date, the Network includes the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

  • Judy Wasserheit, University of Washington’s Department of Global Health
  • James Phillips, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health


Additional Partners


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology—creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

  • John Stanback, Scientist



Meridian Group International, Inc. (Meridian) is dedicated to improving the health, socio-economic and environmental conditions for those living in the developing world. Meridian works with the private and public sectors to create innovative programs and partnerships that benefit both business and society.

  • David Wofford, Senior Advisor for Workplace Programs



Dedicated to transforming the lives of women and girls by using evidence to improve policies and programs, What Works Association provides the resources and technical assistance necessary to build local knowledge of how and where gender inequality hinders health efforts and provides evidence and solutions to address those inequalities.

  • Melanie Croce-Galis, Executive Director


Technical Advisory Committee

  • Duff Gillespie (Chair), Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Margot Fahnestock, Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation Global Development and Population Program
  • Sarah Harbison, Consultant
  • Jane Hobson, Social Development Advisor, DFID
  • Nina Miller, PMA Working Group Manager, FP2020
  • Iqbal Shah, Principal Research Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health
  • John Skibiak, Director, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC)
  • Ilene Speizer, Research Professor, Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Maggwa Baker Ndugga, Senior Program Officer for Operations Research, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Win Brown, Senior Program Officer, Measurement, Learning & Evaluation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Rita Columbia, Sexual and Reproductive Health Advisor, UNFPA
  • Marlene Temmerman, Director, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO
  • Nhan Tran, Manager, Implementation Research Platform, WHO