Our Global Network

With nearly 300 affiliates and experts in gender work across the institute, 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.

Current External Affiliates

Kurti Allison, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Hortensia Amaro, PhD
Associate Vice Provost for Community Research Initiatives
University of Southern California School of Social Work

Nabila El Bassel, PhD
Director of the Social Intervention Group
Columbia University School of Social Work

Wendy Brewster, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Gynecologic Oncology
Director, UNC Center for Women’s Health Research

Mary Ellsberg, PhD
Director of the Global Women’s Institute
George Washington University

Diana Fishbein, PhD
C. Eugene Bennett Chair in Prevention Research
Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University
Co-Director, National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives

Barbara Friedman, PhD
Associate Professor, Co-Director, The Irina Project (TIP)
School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

Jennifer Johnson, PhD
Associate Professor and C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health
College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University

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

Anant Kumar, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Rural Management
Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi, India
Fulbright Visiting Scholar
PHLP, Gillings School of Global Public Healh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Vickie Mays, PhD, MSPH
Director of BRITE Center for Science Research and Policy
University of California Los Angeles

Lynn McIntyre, MD
Professor, 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
Chief Specialist Scientist
South African Medical Research Council

Willo Pequegnat, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Salix Health Consulting LLC

Elizabeth Reed, ScD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine in the Division of Global Public Health
University of California San Diego

Sally Stevens, PhD
Executive Director of the Southwest Institute for Research on Women
University of Arizona

Ashley Simons-Rudolph, PhD
Simons-Rudolph Consulting, LLC

Steffanie Strathdee, DrPh
Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences
University of California San Diego

Katherine Theall, PhD
Cecile Usdin Professor and Director
Mary Amelia Women’s Center Tulane University

Melissa Watt, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Director of Master of Science in Global Health
Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University

Katie Wang, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Yale School of Public Health

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

Interested in becoming an affiliate?

Contact the RTI Global Gender Center to learn more about the advantages of affiliating with our network of researchers and thought leaders on gender equity.