Justine Dowden, MPH is a graduate of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health where she studied population and family health with a focus on health and human rights. In partnership with the Millennium Villages Project in Rwanda, Justine is currently co-leading a research study that investigates how having access to sanitary pads and/or reproductive health education affects the psychosocial well-being of adolescent girls.
Previously, Justine has worked for the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction in Geneva, an African development organization in Amsterdam, a health care access project for marginalized children in California, and for non-profits that support women’s rights both globally and domestically. In India, Justine has taught science at a primary school and worked at a maternal health and rights organization for one year. Justine currently serves as a Data Analyst with the Yuva Nestham Youth Empowerment Program, an adolescent health and empowerment initiative being implemented in rural south India. She is responsible for supporting local monitoring and evaluation of research activities as well as data collection and analysis.