Deborah Weiss is deputy director for administration for The Evidence Project, a cooperative agreement with USAID that seeks to expand access to high-quality family planning/reproductive health services worldwide through implementation science. She is responsible for managing project operations, including report preparation, finances, compliance with donor award requirements, and with Council policies and procedures, personnel and recruitment, and subaward administration. Previously, she was the Council’s HIV and AIDS program manager, providing oversight, operational support, and quality assurance to research and program activities in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Weiss has programmatic experience in adolescent reproductive health and rights; emergency contraception; family planning education and advocacy; and HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support. She has also managed successful proposal development for large US and foreign government awards and private foundations.
Prior to joining the Council in 2007, Weiss worked at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco; and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She holds a master's of public health degree from the University of Michigan and a bachelor of arts degree in women’s and gender studies from Columbia University.