Paul C. Hewett, Ph.D. is a senior associate based in the Population Council’s Washington, DC, office. Since joining the Council in 1996, Hewett has conducted behavioral research related to HIV risk and prevention, adolescent education and empowerment, and the intersection of poverty and education, among other topics. Dr. Hewett is currently Deputy Director of the Poverty, Gender, and Youth (PGY) Program at the Population Council contributing towards generating innovative and rigorous evidence to achieve policy and program impact in the areas of adolescence, demographic trends and vulnerable populations. He is also Technical Director of Breakthrough RESEARCH of USAID’s flagship social and behavioral change (SBC) research program. He oversees the execution of a large, multifaceted portfolio of SBC research and evaluation activities conducted by the Population Council and its consortium partners.
Dr. Hewett has also worked as lead or principal investigator on grants from the NIH, USAID, the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He holds a BA in economics and political science from Rutgers University, and an MA and PhD in political science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.