Laura Hinson

Senior Social and Behavioral Scientist

Dr. Laura Hinson is a Senior Social and Behavioral Scientist based out of the ICRW-Washington DC office where she designs and leads research projects related to child marriage, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, reproductive empowerment, positive youth development and technology-facilitated GBV. For over a decade, Laura has worked in the international public health sector and has extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies including randomized control trial designs, systematic reviews, measure development and impact evaluations. Her current work at ICRW includes providing technical support on gender, SRHR and youth. She is currently the PI of an impact evaluation of a child marriage intervention in Malawi and was recently the PI of a cluster-randomized control trial of an adolescent program in Burkina Faso. She has worked extensively in sub-Saharan Africa as well as Nepal, Bangladesh and Honduras.

Prior to joining ICRW, Laura worked as a graduate and teaching assistant for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health including the Gates Institute and Advance Family Planning. Prior to her graduate work, she was a Global Health Research Fellow at FHI360 where she worked on design and analysis for several key studies related to HIV, malaria, emergency contraception and couples’ communication.

Education: Laura holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health and an MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Languages: English, Spanish, basic French
Adolescent Girls, Adolescent Wellbeing and Youth Development, Adolescents and Youth, Family Planning, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

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