Anne Stangl is a senior behavioral scientist at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). In this role, Stangl develops strategies and coordinates efforts to improve health outcomes for women, girls and marginalized populations by reducing stigma and promoting human rights. Stangl is also director of the Stigma Action Network secretariat.
Stangl brings 13 years of international public health experience in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean with a focus on human rights, stigma, qualitative and quantitative research methods, research design, statistical analysis and monitoring and evaluation. Stangl’s research centers on human rights and stigma particularly as they relate to HIV prevention, care and treatment, health-related quality of life and equitable access to health care more broadly. She also has extensive experience strengthening the capacity of partner organizations to design, monitor and evaluate stigma reduction programs, developing and testing quantitative measures of stigma and discrimination and working with national governments to integrate stigma reduction into national health plans. Prior to joining ICRW in 2007, Stangl researched and designed studies on HIV prevention and stigma for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Tulane University School of Public Health.
Stangl also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zimbabwe, incorporating lessons on HIV and AIDS awareness and prevention into high school curricula.