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Senior Social and Behavioral Scientist
Jennifer McCleary-Sills is a senior social and behavioral scientist at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). In this role, McCleary-Sills uses theory to design and evaluate health programs that serve women, adolescents, and populations in post-conflict regions.
McCleary-Sills brings more than a decade of experience in public health practice and international development, with particular expertise in designing and implementing programs related to sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, and HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining ICRW in 2009, McCleary-Sills worked at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs providing research and evaluation support to field offices for national communication programs. McCleary-Sills also worked with the grants and acquisition department at World Vision and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jordan.
McCleary-Sills has worked in more than a dozen countries throughout Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.
Population and Reproductive Health, Violence Against Women
English (native), Spanish (fluent), French (fluent), Arabic (proficient)
McCleary-Sills holds a doctorate in social and behavioral science from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She earned a master’s degree in international health from the Boston University School of Public Health and a bachelor’s from Yale University in Spanish and international studies.