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Nancy Berglas, Dr.P.H., Research Scientist and Ford Foundation Research Fellow

Nancy Berglas is a Research Scientist and Ford Foundation Research Fellow at PHI's Center for Research on Adolescent Health and Development. Her work focuses on adolescent sexual health and rights, in particular the development and evaluation of new rights-based, gender sensitive approaches to sexuality education. Her projects at CRAHD include the randomized evaluation of the Planned Parenthood - Los Angeles Sexuality Education Initiative, for which she provides expertise in survey development and psychometric analysis.

Berglas has more than a decade of experience conducting mixed-method research, program evaluation and policy analysis with an emphasis on adolescent and reproductive health. Prior to joining CRAHD, she worked as a Project Director at UCSF's Bixby Center for Global Health and Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. There she provided project management and analytic expertise to the evaluations of state-funded programs aimed at increasing access to clinical reproductive health services and decreasing teen pregnancy through education efforts in underserved communities. Her earlier work included women's health advocacy and maternal and child health policy research in Washington, DC.

Berglas received her master's degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree at the University of California, Berkeley.