Tracy McClair is a Staff Associate at the Population Council. She supports the development and implementation of research and evaluation activities that aim to improve sexual and reproductive health and reduce health disparities among communities worldwide. In this role, she supports the development of research protocols and study instruments, manages data collection activities, conducts quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and communicates study findings to a diverse range of audiences. Her research focuses on HIV and family planning integration, the social and structural determinants of HIV among groups who are disproportionately affected, and community health worker programs.
McClair has extensive experience with scale development and validation, and she has published research on constructs including client empowerment, stigma, resilience, trust, and health worker motivation.
Before joining the Council, McClair was a Technical Specialist at Jhpiego, where she supported gender integration into maternal and child health and HIV programs in Kenya, Liberia, Myanmar, and Tanzania. She also conducted gender assessments and studies to measure empowerment and gender norms, attitudes, and beliefs. Previously, she served as a volunteer Rape Crisis Advocate at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and Sexual Health Educator for adolescent girls in Baltimore City.
McClair has a Master of Science in Public Health in Population, Family, and Reproductive Health and a Certificate in Health Disparities and Health Inequality from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Maryland.