Jennifer Wheeler, MPH, PhD, Las Nerdy Girls Contributor
Population Services International
Dr. Jennifer Wheeler is a public health researcher passionate about facilitating the use of research and evidence to better design and implement public health programs to achieve global health objectives. Drawing on her native Spanish, she edits, translates, and produces original content for Las Nerdy Girls. She received her MPH and PhD from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and currently serves as the Head of Strategic Research and Learning at Population Services International. Her research interests include understanding the process of behavior change, why we adopt healthy behaviors (and why we don’t), and how programs can be designed to support us to do so. She has experience conducting research in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, HIV, malaria, gender-based violence, and water and sanitation. She spends her free time running, trying out new recipes (sometimes with success), and driving her two teenagers around.