Janet Fleischman is a senior associate with the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she focuses on women’s global health and U.S. policy. She is also an independent consultant who has worked for many organizations addressing the health of women and girls, gender-based violence, family planning, and HIV/AIDS. These include CARE, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Georgetown University Center for Innovation in Global Health, UNAIDS, the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, Together for Girls, the Redstone Strategy Group, Palladium, and Chemonics. She has conducted field work in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe.

For more on Janet, see this profile in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Law News.

Janet has authored dozens of reports and produced and directed several videos. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The International Herald Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS.org, Think Global Health (Council on Foreign Relations), CNN’s Global Public Square, Globalpost.com, and AllAfrica.com.

Janet is a frequent speaker on issues related to women’s global health, gender and HIV/AIDS, and U.S. policy, and she has testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs and the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa.

From 1983 to 2003, Janet worked for Human Rights Watch, the largest U.S.-based international human rights organization, as a researcher on Eastern Europe and Africa and then as the organization’s Washington director for Africa.