Meet the William H. Gates Sr.  Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

With main offices in Baltimore and partners across the globe, our work carries impact for the world.

A global leader in family planning and reproductive health, the William H. Gates Sr. Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at BSPH, plays a key role in advancing evidence-based family planning policies, practice, and programs worldwide.

The Institute features a dynamic, innovative working environment, with opportunities to work with leaders in research and advocacy, both established and emerging; to contribute at a high level to the organization’s forward progress; and to contribute to sustainable, positive change for women and men, communities, and countries.

For information on open positions at the Institute, browse our Careers page.

 

Jose G. Rimon II

Jose G. Rimon II

Gates Institute Director | Senior Scientist

Jose “Oying” G. Rimon II is the Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health...More

Jose G. Rimon II

Gates Institute Director | Senior Scientist
Philip Anglewicz

Philip Anglewicz

Principal Investigator | BSPH Associate Professor

Dr. Philip Anglewicz is the Principal Investigator of the Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA) Project. In this capacity, he provides overall strategic direction to PMA as well ...More

Philip Anglewicz

Principal Investigator | BSPH Associate Professor
Kojo Lokko

Kojo Lokko

Executive Director | Principal Investigator

Kojo Lokko brings an ideal combination of skills and experience with over twenty years of work in family planning, expertise in scaling up programs especially in reproductive heal...More

Kojo Lokko

Executive Director | Principal Investigator
Elizabeth Gummerson

Elizabeth Gummerson

Executive Director

Dr. Elizabeth Gummerson provides technical and operational leadership for the PMA project. Prior to joining PMA, she designed and implemented household surveys in Africa for over a...More

Elizabeth Gummerson

Executive Director
Lindsey Capps

Lindsey Capps

Senior Grants & Contracts Analyst

Lindsey Capps is finance professional with over eight years of experience in higher education. As a Certified Research Administrator, she is knowledgeable in both pre-award and pos...More

Lindsey Capps

Senior Grants & Contracts Analyst
Molly Moesner

Molly Moesner

Communications Associate

As a Program & Communications Specialist at Gates Institute, Molly oversees an array of written and visual communication needs. Principally among her roles, she produces video ...More

Molly Moesner

Communications Associate
Christina Cherel

Christina Cherel

Senior Technical Advisor

Christina Cherel is a Senior Technical Advisor at Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, wher...More

Christina Cherel

Senior Technical Advisor
Darby Major

Darby Major

Program Specialist

Darby is a dedicated Program Specialist and communications strategist with a passion for advancing global health and empowering communities. Driven by the belief that access to qua...More

Darby Major

Program Specialist
Kellie Welborn

Kellie Welborn

Senior Program Officer II Chair, International Conference on Family Planning, International Steering Committee Secretariat

In her role as Sr. Program Officer for the William H. Gates Sr. Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Kellie works to ensure that the multiple global programs and platf...More

Kellie Welborn

Senior Program Officer II Chair, International Conference on Family Planning, International Steering Committee Secretariat
Carolina Cardona

Carolina Cardona

Assistant Scientist

I am a health economist focused on understanding demographic processes and their effect on...More

Carolina Cardona

Assistant Scientist
Kurt Dreger

Kurt Dreger

Senior Software Engineer

Kurt Dreger has worked at Johns Hopkins for 22 years as a computer programmer and data analyst for research projects.

Kurt Dreger

Senior Software Engineer
Chrystelle Antoine Jean

Chrystelle Antoine Jean

Program Officer II

Passionate about global health, women's reproductive health issues in particular.

Chrystelle Antoine Jean

Program Officer II
Selamawit Desta

Selamawit Desta

Director of Survey Operations, PMA Ethiopia

Selam leads the planning and implementation of the PMA Ethiopia project. In her role she oversees several aspects of the project’s work including, development of survey and train...More

Selamawit Desta

Director of Survey Operations, PMA Ethiopia
Meagan Byrne

Meagan Byrne

Senior Program Officer

Meagan has been working at PMA since 2018 and currently leads the project's survey operations team. She received a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public H...More

Meagan Byrne

Senior Program Officer
Claire Silberg

Claire Silberg

Program Officer II

Claire Silberg leads the development and implementation of global PMA data management and data monitoring systems. She also supports capacity building strengthening efforts across ...More

Claire Silberg

Program Officer II
Shana Kagan

Shana Kagan

Capacity Strengthening Program Officer

Ms. Shana Kagan is the Capacity Strengthening Program Officer at PMA and is responsible for coordinating and leading the Technical Knowledge Exchange (TKX) initiative. She received...More

Shana Kagan

Capacity Strengthening Program Officer
Audrey YAO

Audrey YAO

Research Program Officer

At PMA, Audrey supports the data processing systems and ensures the data is readily available. Audrey's role encompasses organizing and preparing data for public use, maintaining a...More

Audrey YAO

Research Program Officer
Salma Tayel

Salma Tayel

Program Officer

Salma serves as the Anglophone Program Officer, working directly with and offering technical support to PMA's in country partners throughout survey operations. Salma received her M...More

Salma Tayel

Program Officer
Suzanne Bell

Suzanne Bell

Assistant Professor

Suzanne Bell, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health,...More

Suzanne Bell

Assistant Professor
Aisha Siewe

Aisha Siewe

Associate Director for Data

Dr. Aisha Siewe provides oversight to the array of data collection, management, analysis, and release activities for PMA and related projects. She oversees PMA technical capacity-b...More

Aisha Siewe

Associate Director for Data
Wutyi Aung-Fleming

Wutyi Aung-Fleming

Senior Program Officer

Wutyi provides technical support and oversees public release of data across all program countries. Prior to joining PMA, Wutyi was a Research Associate of the Department of Medicin...More

Wutyi Aung-Fleming

Senior Program Officer
Dana O. Sarnak

Dana O. Sarnak

Assistant Scientist

Dr. Dana Sarnak studies the intersection of sexual and reproductive health and demography, particularly their intersection around fertility. Specifically, she studies how fertility...More

Dana O. Sarnak

Assistant Scientist
Kim Martin

Kim Martin

Communications & Marketing Senior Advisor

Kim Martin is an accomplished writer/editor and public affairs specialist with 20+ years’ experience at Johns Hopkins. She is also a digital content strategist and has led the de...More

Kim Martin

Communications & Marketing Senior Advisor
Bethany Raab

Bethany Raab

Senior Grants and Contracts Analyst

Bethany has worked in the financial industry for over 10 years. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University. Her prior work experience...More

Bethany Raab

Senior Grants and Contracts Analyst
Laura O’Donnell

Laura O’Donnell

Program Officer

Laura O’Donnell currently serves as Program Officer for The Challenge Initiative where she provides both programmatic and administrative support for activities including program...More

Laura O’Donnell

Program Officer
J.M. Ian Salas

J.M. Ian Salas

Senior Technical Advisor | Assistant Scientist

Dr. Ian Salas is an applied microeconomist whose work in research and practice lies at the...More

J.M. Ian Salas

Senior Technical Advisor | Assistant Scientist
Jessica Mirano

Jessica Mirano

Program Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation

Jessica Mirano is a Master of Public Health graduate from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she earned certificates in biostatistics and epidemiology, and i...More

Jessica Mirano

Program Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation
Jordan Freeman

Jordan Freeman

Doctoral Student

Jordan Freeman, MPH, is a Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A...More

Jordan Freeman

Doctoral Student
LaVera Jackson

LaVera Jackson

Grants and Contracts Analyst

Born and raised in Baltimore, I started my career at JHU as an office clerk in the SOM HSE in 2015. There, I built my foundation and took advantage of the multitude of development ...More

LaVera Jackson

Grants and Contracts Analyst
Carolyn Combs

Carolyn Combs

Finance Manager

Carolyn is the Financial Director of the Gates institute, where she led the finance team since 2022. Carolyn has worked for the University for over thirteen years within finance an...More

Carolyn Combs

Finance Manager
Vanessa Mitchell

Vanessa Mitchell

Senior Program Officer II

Vanessa Mitchell

Senior Program Officer II
Linnea A. Zimmerman

Linnea A. Zimmerman

Principal Investigator and BSPH Assistant Professor

Dr. Linnea Zimmerman has a PhD from the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Masters in Public Heal...More

Linnea A. Zimmerman

Principal Investigator and BSPH Assistant Professor
Sean Yonamine

Sean Yonamine

Data Analyst

Sean Yonamine is a Master of Public Health graduate from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he concentrated in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Prior to this,...More

Sean Yonamine

Data Analyst