Elizabeth Tobey is a Staff Associate in the Population Council’s Reproductive Health program. She provides technical support to a number of research activities focused on improving the quality and accessibility of family planning and maternal health services under the Evidence Project and Breakthrough RESEARCH. In this role, she contributes to the development of study instruments, quantitative data analysis, and dissemination efforts for implementation research studies. Her research focuses on contraceptive use dynamics, quality of care, worker health programs, self-administration of injectable contraceptives, and provider behavior change for family planning and maternal health programs. Tobey is a member of the Population Association of America.
Before joining the Council, Tobey was a research assistant at Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020, working with their data management team to ensure quality of nationally representative data on family planning and other health topics. She also served as an AmeriCorps member at YWCA Alaska, coordinating community outreach efforts for women’s health and youth programming.
Tobey has a Master of Science in Public Health degree in Population, Family, and Reproductive Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a BA in Biology from College of the Holy Cross.