Developing a global study to understand COVID-related school closures and outcomes on education, health, nutrition, and well-being among school-aged children and adolescents as well as policies and programs that can potentially mitigate these effects; and exploring where and how gender interacts with other inequalities and the experiences of those living in high gender disparity countries, crises and conflict areas, and within the most marginalized communities.
Analyzing the long-term health effects, including delayed pregnancy and improved birth outcomes, of a multi-sector program for young adolescent girls that included gender-based violence prevention, conditional cash transfers, empowerment groups, and financial education/savings.
Synthesizing data on air pollution in East African urban areas to provide a road map to understand historic, contemporary, and future air quality and to design a roadmap to harness new data analytics and big data.
Implementing and evaluating a cash transfer intervention to facilitate re-enrollment of adolescent girls into school after a prolonged school closure.
Understanding knowledge, attitudes, and practices over time during the COVID-19 outbreak; determining the impact of behavior-change prevention messages; understanding long-term impacts of the pandemic and preparedness for future disease outbreaks; and generating data to design policies and interventions.
Studying the primary factors of poor maternal newborn child health in urban informal settlements, implementing established interventions adapted for informal settlements, and organizing participatory forums for intervention stewards to sustain programs.
Addressing and evaluating programs to engage boys and men in reducing girls’ experience of gender-based violence and changing gender norms that perpetuate violence against women and girls.
Standardizing metrics for performance monitoring of frontline health worker programs; generating critical evidence that advances community health systems; and engaging existing communities of practice.
Pilot-testing and evaluating a project that integrates mental health training into a social, health, and economic asset-building program to address stigma, increase awareness of warning signs, and provide counseling.
Testing a novel male contraceptive gel containing Nestorone and testosterone applied daily by the male partner in a global Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the efficacy, safety and acceptability of the gel over a period of 52 weeks.