A Decade of Applied Research on Gender and Health in China: Generating Evidence and Pilot Testing Interventions

May 2008

Dr.Joan Kaufman (Joan_Kaufman.jpg)Dr. Joan Kaufman, is a Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and founding Director of the AIDS Public Policy Training Project at the Kennedy School. She is a Senior Scientist at the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis and is the China Director for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). She was a 2001-2002 Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe and was a 2005-2006 Soros Reproductive Health and Rights Fellow. Previous positions include Program Officer for the Ford Foundations China office, Lecturer on Population and Reproductive Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, Senior Associate at Abt Associates, and UNFPA Program Officer for China, as well as service on advisory committees for the World Health Organization and National Institutes of Health. Her writing focuses on health and social policies, AIDS, gender equity, and reproductive health and rights. Current research includes studies on health, governance, and womens participation in Chinas countryside, Chinese AIDS orphans, and AIDS public policies. Her book A Billion and Counting examines Chinas population policy, and her edited book on AIDS and Social Policies in China was published in 2006. She received her ScD (doctorate in science) from the Harvard School of Public Health.