Julie DaVanzo

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Dr. Julie DaVanzo "is currently working on a project on the effects of birthspacing on infant, child, and maternal health outcomes in Bangladesh. She also directs the Population Matters, which seeks to communicate the policy-relevant results of population research to policymakers, the media, and general audiences. She has presented Population Matters and other research to the staffs of a number of Congressional offices, at a number of briefings on Capitol Hill, in a number of radio and television interviews (including on National Public Radio, the BBC, and ABC World News), and has briefed current and former Cabinet members, including Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfield, and Paul O’Neill...

"She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Population Resource Center. She was a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the MEASURE Evaluation Project at the University of North Carolina and of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Demographic and Health Surveys Project from its inception in 1985 until 1994 and was its chairperson from 1991 to 1994. She has conducted several large program reviews, including reviews of World Bank research on women in development (for the World Bank Latin American and Caribbean Technical Department), of the NAS Committee on Population (for USAID), and of the Community Health and Family Planning Project of the Navrongo Health Research Centre (for the Rockefeller Foundation). She has been a consultant to the Macro International, collaborating on a report on demographics and health in Ethiopira, and to the World Bank, collaborating on the design of survey-research projects in The Gambia and Jordan and reviewing research proposals and reports on population, health, and education. She served as a member of the Population Research Committee of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1981–85) and has subsequently participated in a number of reviews of proposals submitted to NIH (most recently chairing a special review in March 2006 and serving as a reviewer for two study sections of proposals submitted to the Fogarty International Center). In addition, she has been a consultant to the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, UNICEF, the Population Council, and the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); has served as a resource person at the Summer Seminar in Population at the East-West Population Institute (1979); as a visiting scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria (IIASA) (1980); DaVanzo/ and testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Population (1978) and the Congressional Coalition on Population and Development (1990). She was First Vice-President of the Population Association of America (PAA) (1989) and has served as Second Vice President (1987) of the PAA, on the selection committee for the PAA Dorothy S. Thomas award (1984–87, Chair 1987) and on the PAA Publications Committee (1979–81), was chairperson of the Nominations Committee (1985), a member of the PAA Board of Directors (1982–84), a member of the Program Committee for the 1981, 1994, and 1998 PAA meetings and the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2006 meeting, and was a member and chair of the PAA International Affairs Committee (1994-97)." [1]

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  1. CV, RAND Corporation, accessed September 16, 2008.