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Become an Affiliate

With affiliates and experts in gender work around the world, the RTI Global Gender Center addresses gender inequalities and disparities worldwide through innovative research and international collaboration. Our global network includes researchers and experts from local and global external organizations who partner with us on cross-disciplinary research and programs. External affiliates foster a collaborative, noncompetitive atmosphere for producing knowledge on gender and turning it into practice.

Benefits of becoming an affiliate include:

  • Collaborate with internal RTI affiliates and gender experts on gender-related programs and research
  • Get exposure for your professional gender-related work at Center events
  • Network with other affiliates at Center events, and connect with RTI affiliates on overlapping research interests
  • Get support from RTI affiliates who can contribute their expertise to your gender-related professional work
  • Be part of a global network with the shared mission of ending gender inequalities worldwide

Practitioners, policymakers, research institutes, and academic researchers interested in becoming an RTI Global Gender Center Affiliate should be prepared to provide the following for consideration:

  • Current CV
  • Summary of your body of gender research
  • Home organization and title

Please note that all external affiliates must undergo a vetting process by our legal department. Being an external affiliate to the RTI Global Gender Center does not constitute a legal, contractual, or employment relationship with RTI. Nor does it imply any guarantee of funding opportunities. RTI reserves sole right to discontinue affiliation status with the Center.

Please contact us to become an affiliate.

Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH

Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor Of Medicine, Professor Of Epidemiology, Co-Director Unc Cfar - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hortensia Amaro, PhD

Distinguished University Professor - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Wendy Brewster, MD, PhD

Professor, Gynecologic Oncology - Director, UNC Center for Women’s Health Research

Beth Dehghan

Former Executive Director - WomenNC

Andrea DeMaria, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor, Director And Founder Of The Interdisciplinary Women's Reproductive Health Collaborative - Purdue University

Susan Dewey, PhD

Associate Professor And Graduate Director, Criminology & Criminal Justice - University of Alabama

Nabila El Bassel, PhD

Director of the Social Intervention Group - Columbia University School of Social Work

Mary Ellsberg, PhD

Founding Director of the Global Women's Institute - Professor, George Washington University

Fiza Farhan

Global Strategic Development Advisor On Women’s Empowerment; Ceo Ora Global Development Advisors

Diana Fishbein, PhD

C. Eugene Bennett Chair In Prevention Research - Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University

Barbara Friedman, PhD

Co-Director, The Irina Project (Tip) - Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Quinn Gentry, PhD, MBA

President & Ceo, Fellow - Messages of Empowerment Productions, LLC and Harvard Public Health Review Fellowship

Jennifer Jain, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Hendree Jones, PhD

Executive Director, UNC Horizons - Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jennifer Johnson, PhD

Professor And C.S. Mott Endowed Professor Of Public Health - College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University

Anne Johnston, PhD

Parker Distinguished Professor, Co-Director, The Irina Project (Tip) - School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Amy Kramer, MMsc, BA

John Mccain Strategic Defense Fellow - Former “Young Trustee" U.S. Department of Defense; Duke University Board of Trustees

Anant Kumar, PhD

Associate Professor, Department Of Rural Management - Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi, India

Allison Kurti, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry - University of Vermont College of Medicine

Sara LeGrand, PhD

Assistant Research Professor, Global Health - Duke Global Health Institute

Eleanor Lowndes Stevenson, PhD, RN

Clinical Professor - Duke University School of Nursing

Allysha C. Maragh-Bass, PhD, MPH

Scientist; Adjunct Faculty; Research Collaborator - Behavioral Epidemiological and Clinical Sciences, Global Health Research, FHI 360; Department of Prevention and Community Health, George Washington Milken Institute School of Public Health; Department of Health, Behavior, Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg

Vickie Mays, PhD, MSPH

Director Of Brite Center For Science Research And Policy - University of California Los Angeles

Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS, FACP

Associate Professor - Yale School of Medicine

Lynn McIntyre, MD

Professor Emerita, Department Of Community Health Sciences; Associate Scientific Director, Institute For Public Health - Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Christina Meade, PhD

Associate Professor, Department Of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences - Duke University School of Medicine

Bronwyn Myers, PhD

Deputy Director, Alcohol, Tobacco And Other Drug Research Unit - South African Medical Research Council

Kate Plourde, DrPH, MPH

Senior Technical Advisor For Aysrh - FHI 360

Elizabeth Reed, ScD, MPH

Associate Professor And Co-Director, Global Health - Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, University of California San Diego and SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Global Health

Charlene M. Reiss, PhD

Consultant, Nonprofit Organization Management - Partners for Impact

Maria Murray Riemann, PhD

Executive Director - WomenNC

Rebekah Rollston, MD, MPH

Family Medicine Physician - Cambridge Health Alliance

Zumrat Salmorbekova

Independent International Peace And Development Consultant, Visiting Lecturer - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Oyuntuya Shagdarsuren, MS

Junior Researcher, Department Of Political And Cultural Change - Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany

Ashley Simons-Rudolph, PhD

Chief Scientist, Simons-Rudolph Consulting, LLC - Associate Research Scientist, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

Sally Stevens, PhD

Distinguished Outreach Professor In Gender And Women’s Studies, Executive Director Of The Southwest Institute For Research On Women - University of Arizona

Steffanie Strathdee, DrPh

Associate Dean Of Global Health Sciences, Harold Simon Distinguished Professor - University of California San Diego School of Medicine

Vivian Taylor, MPP, MDiv

Partner, Taylor Whitaker Consulting - Communication Associate, Climate Nexus

Katherine Theall, PhD

Cecile Usdin Professor, Women's Health - Director, Mary Amelia Women’s Center for Women's Health Equity and Senior Director, Violence Prevention Institute at Tulane University

Maria M. Vivas Pérez MD MPH

Directora Ejecutiva - Fundación Oriéntam

Samuella Ware, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Researcher - Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

Melissa Watt, PhD

Associate Professor Of Population Health Sciences, Co-Appointment In The University Of Utah Honors - Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University

Katie Wang, PhD

Associate Professor of Public Health - Yale University

Caron Zlotnick, PhD

Director, Behavioral Medicine At Women And Infants Hospital; Professor, Psychiatry And Human Behavior, Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Brown University - Honorary Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town



Claudia Pérez Müller, MA

Senior Consultant In Gender Equity, Associate Director Of Connecting D&I

Willo Pequegnat, PhD

Chief Executive Officer - Salix Health Consulting, Inc

Jennifer Toller Erausquin, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor and Associate Department Chair - UNC Greensboro School of Health and Human Sciences

Michelle Travis, JD

Professor of Law - University of San Francisco School of Law