Laura Reichenbach is a senior associate and project director of Breakthrough-Research, a USAID-funded Council-led consortium aiming to improve healthy behaviors and norms across key global health areas. Before joining the Population Council she was social scientist and director of the Center for Reproductive Health at icddr,b in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her research has addressed such reproductive health issues as family planning and unintended pregnancy, maternal health, cervical cancer, and STIs and HIV/AIDS. She has also worked on issues of gender and human resources for health. Reichenbach has experience in a variety of geographic settings, with particular experience in South Asia where she spent more than 10 years working in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Reichenbach received her master’s in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and her PhD from the Harvard School of Public Health.