Beth Fredrick is a lifelong advocate. For over three decades she has worked to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and globally. She is Executive Director and co-Principal Investigator of the multi-country Advance Family Planning (AFP) advocacy initiative with the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). For 11 years the initiative has supported evidence-based, locally driven advocacy working in partnership with African and Asian governments and corporations. She serves on the faculty of the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, teaching and lecturing on abortion and family planning advocacy. She has held leadership positions and supported advocacy efforts within the Center for Communication Programs, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and, for 21 years, the Guttmacher Institute. She has spearheaded numerous initiatives to support sexual and reproductive health and rights advocacy in the United States and internationally. She was a Bell Fellow with Harvard University and adjunct faculty with the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She has served on the boards of Ibis Reproductive Health and ScenariosUSA, and now serves on the board of EMpower, a grant-making organization which supports youth programs in emerging markets, and the U.S. board of the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women.
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