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Dr. Yvette Efevbera, ScD, MSc is a global health leader working to create a world where young people and women are healthy, happy, unafraid, and unapologetic.

For more than a decade, Yvette has had the unique honor of working across academic, non-profit, and philanthropic spaces at the intersection of research, programs, and policy. She leads efforts i-DCnVwwGto strengthen culturally-intentional programs and policies linking adolescents, youth, gender, and culture, such as those affected by girl child marriage, gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS, and other forms of vulnerability in sub-Saharan Africa. Yvette brings extensive training in conducting qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research;  program design and evaluation; and program leadership to achieve these goals. She was the Principal Investigator of a qualitative study on girl child marriage in Guinea and of an innovative quantitative study on girl child marriage, health, and early childhood development in sub-Saharan Africa, funded by the Eunice-Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Yvette has provided technical and program leadership for several organizations, including Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, UBS Optimus Foundation, Harvard Center for Population Studies in Burundi, and mothers2mothers in Malawi. She also brings over a decade of direct experience working with adolescents and young adults, and policies that affect them, in post-secondary and university settings, as a mentor and equity, diversity, and inclusion consultant. Yvette is currently Advisor, Gender-Based Violence and Child Marriage, Gender Equality  and a former fellow with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Yvette holds a Bachelor of Arts, High Honor in International Relations from the Honors College and James Madison College of Michigan State University, a Master of Science in Global Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a Doctor of Science in Population and Reproductive Health from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

Languages: English, French

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