Aparna Jain is an associate with the Evidence Project, a USAID-funded Council initiative to improve family planning policies, programs, and practices worldwide. She manages implementation research and develops research protocols on improving access to and use of family planning in the project’s focus countries, and participates in project study design, questionnaire development, and data analysis.
Before joining the Council, Jain worked at the Futures Group as a senior health scientist on the organization’s Health Policy Project where she provided technical assistance to country programs and explored the relationship between the total fertility rate and the contraceptive prevalence rate in Malawi. She also consulted for a number of years with RTI International, the Institute for Reproductive Health, and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). Before that, she worked at ICRW as a technical advisor in the HIV program exploring the effects of HIV stigma and discrimination, and at EngenderHealth on the ACQUIRE Project as an M&E associate.
Jain received her BA from Oberlin College. She also has an MPH from Columbia University and a PhD in public health from Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the Population Association of America and the International AIDS Society.