Jessica K. Levy, MPH, PhD

Associate Professor of the Practice, Brown School
community health, disparities, family planning, global health, program evaluation, reproductive & sexual health, women's health

Professor Levy’s main area of interest is on the relationship between gender equality and global reproductive health and family planning (RH/FP). Through research and program evaluation, she investigates how to best measure and operationalize the ways in which gender dynamics serve as either barriers to or facilitators of RH/FP outcomes and vice versa. By identifying more precisely the mechanisms by which gender-based interventions work and under what circumstances, she hopes to guide future investments in development programming and policy; thereby, accelerating and amplifying the positive impacts of global RH/FP interventions.