Former Program Director

Expertise: Maternal, neonatal, and child health; policy communication; reproductive health and family planning

Heidi Worley was a program director in International Programs and also served as the knowledge management and research application team lead for the Breakthrough RESEARCH Project seconded to Population Council. As a public health specialist, Worley has more than 30 years of experience in international development, strategic and policy communication, health policy analysis, issues advocacy, and health programming. She has served in senior communication roles for domestic and global nonprofit organizations and private small businesses, delivering impactful results bringing evidence to action. Previous positions at PRB include editorial director in Communications and Marketing, deputy director for the Policy Advocacy and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) Project, and senior policy analyst in International Programs. Before PRB, Worley held positions as director of research, evaluation, and advocacy, Maternity Care Coalition-Philadelphia; director of communications and business strategies for a private medical clinic; health and social analyst and communications associate, International Center for Research on Women; project manager, Refugee Policy Group; and program coordinator and trainer, Youth For Understanding. Worley holds a master’s degree in international relations and international communication from American University and completed graduate work toward her doctorate in public health at Temple University. She is also a certified community health education specialist.