Charlotte E. Warren is a senior associate based in the Population Council’s Washington, DC office. A nurse by training, Warren has extensive experience in research, policy, and program development in maternal and neonatal health, reproductive health, family planning, and primary health care. Warren has wide experience building the skills of policymakers and program managers to address critical public health issues. Most notably, she uses implementation research to support ministries of health to develop policy, implement best practices, and scale up programs to improve maternal and newborn health.
Warren has lived and worked in 10 African countries over 17 years and was based in the Population Council’s Kenya office between 2000 and 2012. She led a groundbreaking study on measuring the prevalence of disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya, including developing solutions to promote respectful maternity care. Warren currently directs Ending Eclampsia, which seeks to expand access to interventions and commodities to prevent, detect, and treat pre-eclampsia and eclampsia and to strengthen global partnerships (Bangladesh and Nigeria). She is also identifying barriers faced by women living with fistula in developing countries that prevent them from seeking and reaching adequate and appropriate care (Nigeria and Uganda), and leads implementation research on integrating sexual and reproductive health and HIV services and postnatal care (Kenya and Swaziland).
Before joining the Council, Warren worked in emergency public health and humanitarian aid in Angola, Kosovo, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Sudan with Save the Children, Oxfam, Merlin, and VSO.
Warren represents the Council on a number of maternal and newborn health networks and committees and serves on the Population Council’s Institutional Review Board.
Warren is a UK-registered pediatric and general nurse. She holds an MEd in primary health care from Bristol University and a PhD in health sciences from Ghent University, Belgium.