Therese McGinn, PhD - Doctors of the World

Therese McGinn, PhD

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Professor Emerita Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health 

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

During her more than 30 years of public health work, Dr. McGinn has focused on using sound data collection and analysis to improve the scope and quality of reproductive health services globally, in order for women and men to make choices about their sexual and reproductive lives. Dr. McGinn has focused most intently in Africa but also has experience in Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Since the mid-1990s, her work included a substantive focus on the reproductive health of populations affected by wars and natural disasters. Dr. McGinn is the principal investigator of the Reproductive Health Access, Information and Services in Emergencies (RAISE) Initiative.

Dr. McGinn received the Doctor of Public Health degree from Columbia University with a dissertation on fertility desires and behavior of women in post-genocide Rwanda, the Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan in Population Planning, and the Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in Development Economics.

Recent Work

Implementing sexual and reproductive health care in humanitarian crises, May 2018 
Therese McGinn from Columbia University to NY Times Editors Re: “Humanitarian Aid for Rape Victims” Editorial, September 2011  

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