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
Christina Cherel
Christina Cherel
Communications Specialist,  
Baltimore MD
Mervyn Christian
Mervyn Christian
Program Officer,  
Baltimore MD
Alana Garvin
Alana Garvin
Monitoring & Evaluation Program Specialist,  
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
Michelle Hawks Cuellar
Michelle Hawks Cuellar
AFP Fellow,  
Baltimore MD
Celia Karp
Celia Karp
Research Assistant,  
Baltimore MD