Julie Pulerwitz is the director of social and operations research for the Population Council’s HIV and AIDS program. She provides strategic guidance and technical leadership to the Council’s global, multi-million-dollar portfolio of HIV and AIDS 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 came to the Council from PATH, where she managed a global portfolio of HIV, tuberculosis, and gender equity projects addressing HIV prevention, care, and treatment as the director of the HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis Program. She also worked closely with the Council during her time at PATH, serving as the research director for the Council’s Horizons project, a 10-year HIV and AIDS operations research program.
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 published widely 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.