Therese McGinn, Associate Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, is principal investigator of the Reproductive Health Access, Information and Services in Emergencies (RAISE) Initiative. Previously and also at the Mailman School, she served as deputy director of the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program (AMDD) and as principal investigator of the Monitoring and Evaluation Program of the Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium. During her more than 25 years of public health work in resource-poor settings globally, Dr. McGinn has focused on using sound data collection and analysis to improve the scope and quality of reproductive health services, in order for men and women to make important choices about their sexual and reproductive lives. She has worked most extensively in Africa, and also in Latin America, Asia and Europe. Over the last two decades, her works has focused on implementation science related to establishing reproductive health services in countries affected by armed conflict. In addition to her applied research activities globally and teaching responsibilities, Dr. McGinn participates in professional conferences and contributes to professional literature.
Reproductive Health Access, Information and Services in Emergencies (RAISE) Initiative Project
The Reproductive Health Access, Information and Services in Emergencies (RAISE) Initiative aims to address the full range of RH needs for refugees and internally displaced persons by building partnerships with humanitarian and development agencies, governments, UN agencies, advocacy groups and academic institutions. By working with partners to design, collect, analyze and apply data to program decisions, RAISE strengthens the evidence base for sound programming in humanitarian settings.
Averting Maternal Death and Disability (AMDD) Project
A global program to improve access to and quality of emergency obstetric care by improving health system functioning.
Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium Project
The Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC) Consortium is dedicated to the promotion of reproductive health among all persons affected by armed conflict. The RHRC Consortium promotes sustained access to comprehensive, high quality reproductive health programs in emergencies and advocates for policies that support reproductive health of persons affected by armed conflict.
P8601: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Public Health Program Planning