Nicole Haberland is the GEJE Director and senior associate at the Population Council. She conducts research on a range of topics related to gender, education, empowerment, HIV prevention, and sexual and reproductive health.
Haberland leads the Council’s education work, including the Evidence for Gender and Education Resource project, and empowerment-based life skills and sexuality education. She co-edited It’s All One Curriculum, a user-friendly resource which provides a rationale, content, and sample activities for placing gender and rights at the center of life skills, sexuality, and HIV education curricula.
Haberland is co-author of the Girls’ Education Roadmap, which synthesizes data on gender and education needs, practice, and evidence. She leads a study exploring the pathways through which education impacts health outcomes, and a systematic review of gender-related barriers to education.
Other recent research includes a systematic review of girl-centered program design and implementation; improving HIV testing services by incorporating discussion of relationships, power, and intimate partner violence; a systematic review of indicators used to measure gender attitudes and norms, agency, and power; and intervention research on shifting gender norms to increase HIV testing and treatment uptake and adherence.
Haberland received her MPH from Columbia University’s School of Public Health.