The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is the lead coordinating partner for Advance Family Planning (AFP), which comprises more than 20 organizations in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

Based in the Population, Family and Reproductive Health Department of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health conducts and facilitates cutting-edge research and translates science into evidence-informed policies, programs, and practice. The Institute works as an innovator, partner, advocate, and convener to bridge the gap between knowledge and implementation and promote access to universal reproductive health and family planning for all.

Meet the AFP team based in Baltimore, Maryland below:

Duff Gillespie
Duff Gillespie
Principal Investigator,  
Baltimore, MD
Beth Fredrick
Beth Fredrick
Executive Director,  
Baltimore, MD
Kathryn Barrett
Kathryn Barrett
Program Officer, Francophone Africa,  
Baltimore, MD
Liz Bayer
Liz Bayer
Program Officer,  
Baltimore, MD
Amanda Burgess
Amanda Burgess
Program Specialist,  
Baltimore, MD
Mervyn Christian
Mervyn Christian
Program Officer,  
Baltimore, MD
Harshi Hettige
Harshi Hettige
Communication Officer,  
Baltimore, MD
Sabrina Karklins
Sabrina Karklins
Program Manager,  
Baltimore, MD
Thuy-linh Nguyen
Thuy-Linh Nguyen
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer,  
Baltimore, MD
Danielle Rigby
Danielle Rigby
Senior Research Service Analyst,  
Baltimore, MD
Sarah Whitmarsh
Sarah Whitmarsh
Communication Manager,  
Baltimore, MD
Bao-Tram (BT) Do
Bao-Tram (BT) Do
Research Assistant,  
Baltimore, MD
Carrie Wolfson
Carrie Wolfson
AFP Fellow,  
Baltimore, MD