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Leanne Dougherty

Leanne Dougherty

Senior Implementation Science Advisor, Breakthrough RESEARCH

Ms. Dougherty is a public health expert with over 20 years of experience in research, management and technical assistance. Ms. Dougherty’s research focuses on informing demand creation strategies for public health products and services and on monitoring and evaluating social and behavior change approaches in sub-Saharan Africa. She is the Senior Implementation Science Advisor for Breakthrough RESEARCH, a global initiative focused on generating evidence and promoting its use to strengthen SBC programming for improved health and development outcomes.

Several Kiziru Women’s Group members pose in their fishing boat while holding up fish in their hands for International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022. Kiziru Women’s Group | Credit: KWDT
A female health worker sits at a table organizing the sale of health care products as part of a community outreach program in Rwanda.
Several youth advocates in Ethiopia meet around a conference table to discuss their work related to adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health.. Photo credit: Maheder Haileselassie Tadese/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment
Wii Tuke Gender Initiative interacts with girls on Menstrual Health-Wii Tuke Gender Initiative Pictues
Several Young and Alive Youth Fellowship participants gather together at the 2nd Social Entrepreneurship workshop in Tanzania. Photo credit: Mwinyihija Juma at Young and Alive Initiative
A family of seven walk together through the trees in Uganda. Photo Credit: Charles Kabiswa, Regenerate Africa
Community health worker during a home visit, providing family planning services and options to a woman in Dakar, Senegal. Photo credit: Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment
Knowledge SUCCESS at ICFP 2022
Women at an adult literacy class funded by Paraspara Trust. Photo: John Isaac/ World Bank
A woman and five children are gathered at a hospital in Rabai, Kenya.