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Julianne Deitch

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Julianne Deitch serves as WRC’s Senior Advisor for Adolescent Health and Protection. In this role, her work focuses on the integration of health and protection services, engaging adolescents in program design and implementation, and collecting meaningful evidence to inform programming and service delivery. She is currently leading a project on expanding access to sexual and reproductive health information and services for adolescent girls in Lebanon, Iraq, and Bangladesh, and is piloting the I’m Here approach in South Sudan and Myanmar. I’m Here is an operational approach for humanitarian actors to reach the most vulnerable adolescent girls, and to be accountable to their safety, health, and well-being from the start of a response to crisis.

Julianne has worked in global health for over 10 years with international, regional, and community-based organizations. Her experience includes five years with the UN Secretariat, where she conducted research and provided guidance to UN member states on achieving the health Millennium Development Goals and implementing policies on gender equality. She has also supported UNICEF in data collection and reporting on adolescent health and well-being, and conducted qualitative and quantitative research with the RAISE Initiative at Columbia University.

Julianne is currently pursuing a Doctor of Public Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her dissertation interests include understanding adolescent demand for contraception and the provision of adolescent sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian settings. She holds an MPH from Columbia University, an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Sociology and Economics from the University of California, Davis.