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Jennifer Headley

Evaluation Research Specialist

Trent 303
(919) 681-7288

Jennifer is an Evaluation Research Specialist with the DGHI Evidence Lab, which conducts, and builds capacity to conduct, high-quality and rigorous evaluations. Within the Evidence Lab, she is working to develop and test evaluation toolkits for SEAD innovators. Jennifer has expertise as a research analyst and project manager of a wide range of studies, including formative research studies, impact evaluations, and randomized controlled trials. Jennifer worked with FHI 360's Social and Behavioral Health Sciences department for more than 6 years prior to joining DGHI, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, managing multi-site studies in low-resource settings, conducting trainings, and building site capacity. Jennifer also worked previously for PSI, helping to measure and define their programs' reproductive health impact. Jennifer has managed studies or led trainings based in Guyana, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Peru, South Africa, and Tanzania, and served as a Rural Health Peace Corps Volunteer in Côte d'Ivoire. She has a master's degree in Social Work with a concentration in Social and Economic Development from Washington University in St. Louis, and a BA in Sociology from Grinnell College.

To start a conversation with me, ask me: About why Ocracoke, NC is an amazing place.

Favorite activity/ hobby outside of work: growing, fermenting, and preserving food; enjoying our local and global communities; running, hiking, and dog walking; listening to On Being podcasts.

Favorite place I've traveled to and why: Tibet. I woke up every morning with a smile on my face!

Jennifer Headley