Heather Marlow

Senior Research Scientist, Youth and SRHR

Dr. Heather Marlow is Senior Research Scientist based out of the ICRW-US office where she leads research and evaluation projects in both youth development and SRHR. For over 15 years, Dr. Marlow has worked in global youth development and reproductive health monitoring, evaluation and research. Dr. Marlow’s current work includes youth SRHR research in humanitarian settings in Nigeria and Uganda, a systematic review of girls’ schooling and SRHR outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa, and technical support to USAID’s global Youth Power 2: Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE) project.

Prior to joining ICRW, Dr. Marlow worked at John’s Hopkins University Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, The Challenge Initiative (TCI), in monitoring, evaluation and research, at Mathematica Policy Research in international program evaluation, and at Ipas to improve the monitoring, evaluation and research of Ipas’ community-based reproductive health work in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  She was a Fulbright Scholar in Honduras, worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in monitoring and evaluation for the Global AIDS program, and as the regional director for South America for Amigos de las Americas. She has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Education: Dr. Marlow holds a Ph.D. in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MPH in Global Health from Emory University.
Languages: English, Spanish and basic Portuguese
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Abortion, Family Planning, HIV and AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

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