Martha Brady is a senior associate with the Population Council's Poverty, Gender, and Youth and HIV and AIDS programs. She has broad technical expertise in sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, technology introduction and access, gender, and adolescent health and development. Brady has conducted cross-cutting public health policy and program research in all regions of the developing world.
Brady co-created and co-led Ishraq, a program that improved educational, health, and social opportunities for thousands of adolescent girls in rural Upper Egypt. She has led interagency collaboration with UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF, and WHO on program, policy, and evidence-gathering for very young adolescents ages 10–14. She has also assessed regulatory requirements for multipurpose prevention technologies.
Brady joined the Population Council in 1987 as a project coordinator. From 1990 to 1995 she directed the Council’s Expanding Contraceptive Choice Program, a global program aimed at introducing and facilitating access to reproductive health technologies in public- and private-sector markets and health systems.
Brady is on the technical advisory boards of Women Win and Grassroots Soccer. She is on the steering committee of the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception and is a member of the Global Health Technologies Coalition, Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies, Coalition for Adolescent Girls, and the PVP Access Working Group.
Brady received her bachelor of science from Pennsylvania State University and her master’s in public health and nutrition from Columbia University.