Name: Paula E. Hollerbach, PhD Hollerbach
Organisation: Independent consultant in international and domestic health, research, and evaluation
Country: United States
Since 2008, I have worked as an independent consultant with experience in monitoring and evaluation, women's and adolescents' reproductive health, gender socialization, family planning, health consequences of birth spacing, and HIV prevention for at-risk groups. My M.A. and Ph.D. degrees are in sociology (demography) with postgraduate training in epidemiology, evaluation, and sexually transmitted disease prevention and treatment. I have served as a consultant to a variety of government and cooperating agencies and am open to offers for senior full-time U.S.-based positions. U.S.-based assignments have included grant proposal reviews; reviews of annotated bibliographies and manuscripts; summaries of presentations; systematic reviews; recruitment of employees and consultants; and U.S. Census household enumerations. Overseas assignments have focused on evaluation of performance monitoring plans of USAID-funded projects and editing country reports on maternal and child health. I have worked in Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Egypt, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago and have working knowledge of Costa Rica and Nepal. I am proficient in Spanish. I have extensive experience in global health, having conducted independent research, having monitored many social science research projects at the Population Council and Family Health International, and having provided individualized technical assistance to CDC-funded partners while at the Academy for Educational Development. I have approximately 10 years experience working specifically with youth and adolescents both in the US and in Asia on issues pertaining to the determinants of adolescent fertility and contraceptive use, girls’ and women’s empowerment through improvement in adolescent reproductive and sexual health, youth development, and HIV/STI prevention. I have strong program management skills, having previously served as a regional monitor, evaluator, or director on five USAID-funded and two CDC-funded projects, which were conducted by research staff at the Academy for Educational Development, (now FHI 360), Family Health International, and the Population Council. As part of these managerial responsibilities, I wrote progress, technical, and final reports for donors, evaluation briefs, newsletters, online tutorials, summaries of research findings, and also edited monographs in English submitted by investigators. These documents have been distributed to policy makers, program officers, research centers, and population libraries worldwide. I have also served as a chair of the editorial committee or a manuscript reviewer for all of my former employers. All of my published work has required final approval by committees composed of National Academy of Science reviewers, or USAID and CDC project staff or the AOR. I am highly proficient in Microsoft WORD, Excel, and Apple software programs.