Amy Luo is a PhD student in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her primary research interest is applying a gender analysis lens to health disparities and health service research in women’s health, and reproductive and sexual health.
Anju Malhotra is Professor of Practice at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and seconded full time to the GFF at the World Bank as Senior Gender and M&E Advisor for the MAGE project. She leads the effort to advance GFF’s work on gender and equity measurement and results and serves as the primary liaison for the GFF-JHU partnership on MAGE. She is a recognized leader on gender equality, reproductive health, adolescent rights, monitoring and evaluation. Anju previously headed UNICEF’s work on gender equality and served as Vice President Research, Impact and Evaluation at the International Center for Research on Women.
Anna Kalbarczyk is an implementation scientist and gender specialist with extensive experience in international settings. Her primary interests include promoting women’s leadership in global health, conducting implementation research, incorporating intersectional and gender lenses into research and dissemination, institutional capacity strengthening, and knowledge translation for policy makers. Anna is also the Assistant Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health which services the entire University and seeks to promote interdisciplinarity in global health.
Ayoyemi Oladimeji is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering under Prof. Igusa. Ayoyemi has experience developing digital platforms for health system strengthening programs in low- and middle-income countries. Ayoyemi’s research interests focus on mathematical modeling and software development to improve maternal, newborn, and adolescent health and nutrition and to promote equality and equity in low-resource settings.
Charlotte Pram Nielsen
Charlotte Pram Nielsen is a Senior Health Specialist at the GFF, leading the portfolio on sexual and reproductive health & rights (SRHR) and gender equality. Prior to joining the GFF, Charlotte worked in West and Central Africa with UNICEF and UNFPA on girls’ education and SRHR programs, as well as with the International Planned Parenthood Federation advocating for SRHR in the SDG’s.
David Peters is a Professor and Dean of the University of York in Canada. His research is focused on improving the performance of health systems in low- and middle-income countries, particularly to address the needs of poor and vulnerable populations in mostly post-conflict fragile states. David has also played a leading role in conceptualizing and developing implementation research methods and incorporating complex adaptive systems into public health.
Elizabeth Hazel is an Assistant Scientist working as a M&E specialist and data scientist for the MAGE project. She is a global health researcher with 15 years’ experience with monitoring and evaluating reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health programs. Her interests include improving measurement and data use, understanding barriers to quality care, and how gender intersectionality impacts health.
Indira Prihartono is a Research Associate focusing on Gender and M&E for the MAGE project. Prior to her role at Johns Hopkins, she was engaged in public health practice, health care management and development, and clinical practice with over nine years of experience in Indonesia’s governmental sector. Her interests include the intersection of research and practice to improve women, reproductive, maternal, child, adolescent health, and nutrition.
Jessica Brown is a Gender and M&E specialist dedicated to working with countries and teams to use data for decision-making to improve health programs. She supports the MAGE team in working with countries to improve measures of gender equity in health. Prior to joining MAGE, she worked at the World Bank Global Financing Facility as a Results Specialist for Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso and co-led the GFF data portal. Before the GFF, Jessica supported M&E at PEPFAR and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Jessica holds a MSc in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
As the Managing Director of Pamoja Communications, Kate has extensive experience in working with research partners and consortia, brokering engagement and dialogue with stakeholders and their networks, creating attractive and impactful communication products with targeted dissemination. Kate is co-author on some of the most authoritative papers on gender and health systems in the field and has written a guide for health systems policy makers on how to apply an intersectionality gender lens to their work.
Katherine Banchoff is a Research Associate focusing on gender and equity. Previous projects have centered around women’s health, refugee/migrant health, human trafficking for sexual exploitation, and social entrepreneurship within the gender field. Katherine is the founder of a maternal health equity nonprofit and has been recognized as an impactful young social innovator as a ChangemakerXchange fellow.
Michele R. Decker
Michele R. Decker is a Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She brings expertise in gender equity, gender-based power disparities, and gender-based violence in global settings, and leads a portfolio of applied research on these topics.
Milly Nakatabira is a Research Associate and Coordinator of the MAGE project. She is a graduate in Public Health and has five years of experience in M&E of gender and SRHR projects in low resource settings. Prior to joining the MAGE project, Milly worked with USAID, Caritas and CRS in improving the lives and well-being of women, children, and adolescents highly stigmatized by HIV in Uganda, and was a consultant at UNICEF in adolescent HIV prevention.
Nancy Glass is a Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She conducts clinical and community-based violence prevention and response intervention research with diverse populations across multiple settings domestically and globally. She co-leads the Gender Equity and Justice thematic area of the Alliance for a Healthier World, a Johns Hopkins University Signature Initiative and is Associate Director of Hopkins Center for Public Health.
Peter Hansen leads GFF’s Results & Learning workstream. Previously, Peter worked in leadership roles at Results for Development, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and Gavi. Peter completed his PhD at the Johns Hopkins University, where he also served as Country Director for Afghanistan.
Rosemary Morgan is a Primary Investigator on the MAGE project. She is an Associate Scientist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of International Health. She has expertise in gender, gender analysis, and intersectionality within health and health systems. She is also the Associate Chair for Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (IDARE) within the Department of International Health.
Shatha Elnakib is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of International Health at JHU. She is an adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) researcher, with specific interest in ASRH issues in humanitarian settings. Shatha holds an MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University and a PhD in International Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Tak Igusa is a Professor of Civil & Systems Engineering with a joint appointment in International Health. His work is focused on systems models and visualization products applied to a wide range of projects in public health. He collaborates with teams investigating service delivery reform for maternal health, HIV stigma, urban food environments, and community resilience to natural disasters.
Yaxin Hu is a graduate research assistant for the MAGE project. She is currently pursuing a degree in Global Disease and Epidemiology Control at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Yaxin also holds a Vaccine Science and Policy certificate. Her research interests include identifying gender inequalities through data to improve the health outcomes of women and children.
Zhixi Chen is a doctoral candidate in systems engineering at the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Her research is centered on improving healthcare delivery and developing resilient health policies, with a particular emphasis on mental health issues arising from conflict and trauma and the social determinants of health. She is engaged in applying machine learning and predictive modeling, utilizing qualitative causal loop diagrams, to conduct cost-effectiveness analysis in this domain.