Paula Tavrow,
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UCLA's Bixby Program in Population and Reproductive Health

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Community Health Sciences
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
E-mail: ptavrow@ucla.edu

Dr. Tavrow is the Director of UCLA's Bixby Program in Population and Reproductive Health and Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Community Health Sciences Department at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is also Co-Director of the University of California Global Health Institute’s Center of Expertise in Women’s Health and Empowerment. Prior to coming to UCLA in 2002, Dr. Tavrow was the Deputy Research Director for the USAID-funded global Quality Assurance Project (1997-2001), under the auspices of the University Research Corporation LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. She oversaw eleven operations research projects to improve the quality of health services in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Dr. Tavrow has served as a research associate and health advisor at the University of Malawi's Centre for Social Research (1993-95), a USAID health officer who helped design Tanzania's National AIDS Control Program and National Family Planning Program (1987-90), a USAID assistant food for peace officer who assisted Ogadeni refugees in Somalia (1984-86), and a project evaluator for nutrition activities in the Bandundu region of Zaire (1984). She received her AB (magna cum laude) from Harvard-Radcliffe College, her MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and her MSc and PhD from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.