Population Council Welcomes Julie Pulerwitz as
Director of Social and Operations Research, HIV and AIDS
NEW YORK (4 November 2013) — The Population Council today announced that Julie Pulerwitz has joined the HIV and AIDS program as the director of social and operations research. Pulerwitz will provide strategic guidance and technical leadership to the HIV and AIDS program's global, multi-million dollar portfolio of research, which includes projects focused on key populations, gender-based violence, HIV and sexual and reproductive health service integration, and evaluating innovative implementation models.
Pulerwitz comes to the Council from PATH, where she managed a global portfolio of HIV, tuberculosis, and gender equity projects addressing HIV prevention, care, and treatment. She also worked closely with the Council during her time at PATH, serving as the research director for the Council’s Horizons program, a 10-year HIV/AIDS operations research program.
An accomplished social scientist and researcher, Pulerwitz has extensive technical experience in program design, implementation, and research and evaluation. She has particular expertise in behavior change programs and research, as well as gender and male engagement, stigma, and migration. She has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals.
Pulerwitz received her master's and doctoral degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health, in addition to a graduate certificate from the University of Buenos Aires School of Public Health.
"The breadth and depth of Julie's experience and her demonstrated leadership talents will add considerable value to an already-strong program," said Naomi Rutenberg, a Council vice president and director of its HIV and AIDS program. "We are glad to be working with her again, and look forward to her contributions."
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