Michelle J. Hindin is director of the Population Council’s Reproductive Health Program. With a focus on advancing rights, improving equity, and expanding access, the Population Council’s Reproductive Health Program generates high-quality evidence to inform programs and policy solutions. Hindin provides intellectual and technical leadership for the program, and collaborates closely across the Council, including with the other research programs and country offices.
Prior to joining the Population Council, Hindin was a tenured Professor in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. While there, she advised more than 25 PhD students. Hindin also served as Lead Researcher on adolescent sexual and reproductive Health in the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organization in Geneva from 2014 to 2017. She continues to be adjunct faculty at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
An accomplished researcher, Hindin has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles throughout the spectrum of reproductive health outcomes. She has worked extensively in several countries including Ghana, Zimbabwe, and the Philippines. She has expertise in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research, and has taught courses on gender and women’s health, research methods and adolescent health. She serves as the chair of a data and safety monitoring board for a clinical trial in Kenya and is on the advisory board for a research NGO in the Philippines. She earned her PhD and a Masters of Arts in the Department of Sociology at the Johns Hopkins University, as well as a Masters of Health Science in the Department of Population Dynamics at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.