Jessica A. Ogden is the Vice President of Research and Programs at the International Center for Research on Women. Reporting directly to the President and CEO, Dr. Ogden sits on the Global Executive Strategy Team and oversees a portfolio comprising three inter-connected operational areas: business development (restricted revenue), fundraising (unrestricted revenue) and global communications. In this role, Dr. Ogden leads efforts to elevate ICRW’s visibility, amplify institutional impact, maintain strong and vibrant partnerships to sustain ICRW’s global program of research, and grow ICRW’s restricted and unrestricted revenue base. Dr. Ogden also leads the development and execution of ICRW’s strategic framework and annual global business plan. As Global Director Research Impact & Learning, Dr. Ogden works across ICRW’s global platform to synthesize learnings, define, elevate and communicate ICRW’s impact and contributions to gender transformation and global prosperity.
From May 2002 to early 2008, Jessica worked at ICRW as a Senior Technical Specialist in the HIV/AIDS and Development Unit, and as the Senior Technical Adviser to the President. During that period, she led research on a range of topics, including HIV-related stigma, HIV prevention policy and gender. Between 1995 and 2001, she was on the staff of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where she served as Lecturer, followed by Senior Lecturer, in Social Anthropology. Jessica has published widely in the peer-reviewed press and contributed to edited volumes on AIDS, public health ethics, gender and tuberculosis.