Lauren Suchman is an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Health and Aging and the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is also a Faculty Affiliate with UCSF’s Institute for Global Health Sciences and the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. Dr. Suchman received her PhD in Anthropology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and her MA in Population and Reproductive Health Research from the Institute for Population and Social Research at Mahidol University, Thailand. She specializes in qualitative research methodology and monitoring, evaluation and learning. Her research interests lie at the intersection of gender equity, HIV, and reproductive health. Dr. Suchman’s current work focuses on improving access to treatment for women living with HIV who are going through the menopausal transition, and growing the workforce in qualitative research with a focus on young women researchers globally. Previously, she has led the qualitative components of multi-country studies that aimed to improve women's access to quality sexual and reproductive healthcare products and services. Dr. Suchman has conducted research in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Malawi, Nigeria, Thailand, and the U.S.