Mara Decker, DPH
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Department||Institute for Health Policy Studies|
|Address||3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights |
San Francisco CA 94118
|University of California, Berkeley||DrPH||School of Public Health |
|Johns Hopkins University ||MHS||School of Public Health|
|Pomona College||BA||International Relations|
Mara Decker is a Project Director at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health where she oversees several applied research projects and evaluations focusing on reproductive health both domestically and globally. Currently, she directs the evaluation of California’s Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health programs as well as several global projects on adolescent health. Her research interests include the intersection between health and other developmental issues including the environment, human rights, social ecology, and empowerment. Most of her work involves mixed qualitative and quantitative methods and is dedicated to identifying and reducing health disparities.
She currently teaches "Women's Health and Empowerment" in the Master of Science in Global Health program at UCSF and "Evaluation of Health and Social Programs" at UC Berkeley. She also is on the Steering Committee of California’s Adolescent Sexual Health Work Group, is a member of the UC Center of Expertise on Women’s Health and Empowerment, and is an advisor to the UNFPA’s adolescent health efforts.
Sexual and reproductive health, youth and adolescents, applied research, program evaluation, health and empowerment, demographic change and the environment, global health and development, health disparities, human rights, social ecology
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