Miriam Temin leads the Council's capacity strengthening project for partners who are working to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women as part of the DREAMS Partnership. Miriam is an expert on adolescent girls, sexual and reproductive health, social determinants of health, HIV, and social protection. She was the lead author of two reports in the Girls Count series—a series of evidence-based advocacy reports covering a wide range of issues that affect adolescent girls: Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls & Migration in the Developing World, for the Population Council, and Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global Health, for the Center for Global Development.
Prior to joining the Council, Miriam also served as a consultant to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she was a lead writer for The Lancet/Harvard Women and Health Commission report on the interplay between women’s health and caregiving roles, and she has also worked at UNICEF and DFID. At UNICEF, she laid the groundwork for the concept of HIV-sensitive social protection and managed their Orphans and Vulnerable Children Team. As Health Advisor for DFID/Zimbabwe, she oversaw DFID’s support to national programs on sexual and reproductive health and HIV.
Miriam holds an MSc in Population & International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she also co-founded the African Journal of Reproductive Health.