Pooja Sripad is an Associate in the Reproductive Health Program based in Washington, D.C. She is a social researcher at the intersection of women’s health and rights and has worked in East Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. She specializes in qualitative and mixed methods and investigates trust and socio-political relationships using critical approaches. She has expertise in design, implementation, and dissemination of findings though peer-reviewed publications and presentations.
Currently, Sripad serves as a technical advisor on a range of studies at Population Council. Her research portfolio includes projects: Fistula Care Plus in Nigeria and Uganda, Ending Eclampsia with a focus on Ethiopia and Kenya, Ponya Mtoto: Expanding Treatment for Infant Sepsis in Kenya, and Frontline Health: Harmonizing Metrics, Advancing Evidence.
Sripad previously worked in various capacities with the Council on the Heshima: Promoting Respectful Maternity Care and the Link Up studies. She has experience working on projects at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health including the Urban Health Initiative (FHI-360/JHU-CCP), held short-term positions with USAID TRAction/URC-CHS, Human Rights Watch and UNICEF’s Latin American and Caribbean regional office, and researching vulnerable populations (urban poor and migrants).
Sripad earned her PhD from the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins University and holds a Master of Public Health from Yale University and an undergraduate degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.