Karin Ringheim, PhD, MPH

Karin Ringheim spent 25 years as a social scientist with international organizations including the World Health Organization, the U.S. Agency for International Development, PATH, the Global Health Council, and the Population Reference Bureau.

She has worked in 20 countries and has conducted research and published on issues ranging from the acceptability of contraceptives for men and women to the faith-based response to HIV and AIDS.

Currently an independent consultant, her primary focus is on gender and human rights issues related to reproductive, adolescent, maternal and child health and HIV.

She holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Minnesota, and did postdoctoral work at the University of Wisconsin.