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Catherine Packer

Catherine Packer

Senior Research Associate, FHI 360

Catherine is passionate about promoting the health and well-being of under-served populations around the world. She is experienced in project management; technical assistance; monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL); and qualitative and quantitative social and behavioral research. Catherine's recent work has been in self-care; DMPA-SC self-injection (introduction, scale-up, and research); social norms related to adolescents’ reproductive health; postabortion care (PAC); advocacy for vasectomy in lower- and middle-income countries; and retention in HIV services of adolescents living with HIV. Now based in Colorado, USA, her work has taken her to many countries including Burundi, Cambodia, Nepal, Rwanda, Senegal, Vietnam, and Zambia. She holds a Master of Science in Public Health degree specializing in international reproductive health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

touch_app “I feel stronger and I have time to look after all my children,” says Viola, a mother of six who accessed family planning services for the first time in 2016. Image credit: Sheena Ariyapala/Department for International Development (DFID), from Flickr Creative Commons