Dr. Heather Marlow has over 15 years of experience in global reproductive health monitoring, evaluation and research. As a Senior Youth and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Specialist, she leads research and evaluation projects in youth, abortion, contraception and SRHR. Dr. Marlow’s current work includes youth SRHR research in humanitarian settings, abortion research in Mali, a systematic review of girls’ schooling and SRHR outcomes, and technical support to USAID’s Youth Power 2: Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE) project.
Dr. Marlow previously 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 and has worked on HIV, family planning and safe-abortion services.