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Therese J. McGinn

Professor of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center
Public Health
Population and Family Health, Heilbrunn Department of
MSPH/HDPFH 60 Haven Ave, B3 Rm 315 United States
  • Director, Reproductive Health Access, Information and Services in Emergencies (RAISE) Initiative
  • Committee Member: Forum on the Global University

Therese McGinn, DrPH, is principal investigator of the Reproductive Health Access, Information and Services in Emergencies (RAISE) Initiative. Previously and also at the Mailman School, she served as deputy director of the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program (AMDD) and as principal investigator of the Monitoring and Evaluation Program of the Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium. During her 30 years of public health work in resource-poor settings globally, Dr. McGinn has focused on using sound data collection and analysis to improve the scope and quality of reproductive health services, in order for men and women to make important choices about their sexual and reproductive lives. She has worked most extensively in Africa, and also in Latin America, Asia and Europe. Over the last two decades, her work has focused on implementation science related to establishing reproductive health services in countries affected by armed conflict. In addition to her applied research activities globally and teaching responsibilities, Dr. McGinn participates in professional conferences and contributes to professional literature.

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