Nrupa Jani is a Staff Associate for the Reproductive Health program at the Population Council and possesses over ten years of experience working in global public health. She currently provides technical and operations management oversight to the Breakthrough RESEARCH project. She supports the development and implementation of research, monitoring, and evaluation activities and dissemination efforts aimed at generating evidence to address social and behavior change (SBC) research and evaluation needs across a range of health issues including family planning and sexual reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and maternal, newborn and child health.
She also supports the DREAMS implementation science research portfolio by conducting data analysis and preparing research results for dissemination on a variety of implementation science studies designed to reduce HIV risk among adolescent girls and their partners. Previously, Jani served as Research Coordinator for the 5-year USAID-funded HIVCore project, supporting the development, management, and implementation of operations research studies on HIV care and support, PMTCT, and treatment.
Prior to joining the Council, Jani worked at the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS through the Global Health Fellows Program managing various operations research studies. She also previously consulted for Population Services International (PSI) in their Sexual Reproductive Health HIV/TB department. She has (co)authored several publications in Journal of the International AIDS Society and PLOS One.
Jani holds an MPH in Global Health Design Monitoring & Evaluation from George Washington University and a BA in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Virginia.