Senior Program Director

Expertise: Gender and development, global health, knowledge management, research uptake

Reshma Naik is a senior program director in International Programs who joined PRB in 2013. She has a passion for making connections between people, topics, and ideas and ensuring that knowledge is used for learning, adaptation, and decisionmaking. Naik has worked across a range of public health topics, including HIV/AIDS, family planning, female genital cutting, nutrition, and noncommunicable diseases. She has field experience in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa and is skilled in research, writing, training, and partnership building. Naik previously worked at the South African Medical Research Council as a site project manager, as well as at the Navrongo Health Research Center in Ghana. She has also worked at FHI 360, the Population Council, and World Neighbors. Naik holds a Doctor of Public Health in international health from Boston University and a Master of Public Health from Tulane University.