Leah Jarvis is the Program Manager for the Reproductive Health program at the Population Council. She provides management and oversight for the day-to-day operations of the Reproductive Health program and contributes to the research and fundraising strategies for the program. She provides technical input to research programs and products relating to maternal and newborn health, access to contraception and abortion, female genital mutilation and cutting, adolescent pregnancy, quality of care, and more. Jarvis conducts quality assurance for research products and project deliverables, and liaises with researchers across the Council’s global offices. Jarvis is part of the core Reproductive Health Program Management team and a member of the Evidence Project team.
Before joining the Council, Jarvis was a Senior Program Associate for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research at EngenderHealth, where she led monitoring, evaluation, and research for projects in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia that worked to expand access to contraception for women and adolescents. She led studies on informed choice in family planning programs and provided capacity building training and support to partner organizations on using data for decision-making.
Jarvis speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese fluently and has a Masters of Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.