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.

  • Michelle Hindin, Director, Evidence Project
  • Aparna Jain, Deputy Technical Director, Evidence Project
  • Julia Adams, Deputy Director for Administration, Evidence Project

Additional Partners


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

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