Charlotte E. Warren is a senior associate based in the Population Council’s Washington, DC office. A nurse by training, Warren has extensive experience in research, policy, and program development in maternal and neonatal health, reproductive health, family planning, and primary health care. Warren has wide experience building the skills of policymakers and program managers to address critical public health issues. Most notably, she uses implementation research to support ministries of health to develop policy, implement best practices, and scale up programs to improve maternal and newborn health.
Warren has lived and worked in 10 African countries over 17 years and was based in the Population Council’s Kenya office between 2000 and 2012. She co-developed the community midwifery approach in Kenya to increase skilled attendance at birth and launched groundbreaking research to measure the prevalence of abuse and disrespect during childbirth.
Before joining the Council, Warren worked in emergency public health and humanitarian aid in Angola, Kosovo, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Sudan with Save the Children, Oxfam, Merlin, and VSO.
Warren represents the Council on a number of maternal and newborn health networks and committees and serves on the Population Council’s Institutional Review Board.
Warren is a UK-registered pediatric and general nurse and holds an MEd in primary health care from Bristol University. She has just submitted her PhD thesis on postnatal care in East and Southern Africa at Ghent University, Belgium.