Languages: English, Italian
Expertise: Children and Youth, Research/Evaluation, Women and Girls
Jeannie Annan, Ph.D. is the IRC’s director of research and evaluation. Before beginning her career in research, Ms. Annan worked for nongovernmental education and child protection programs in Kosovo, northern Uganda and South Sudan. While Ms. Annan oversees the wide range of research and evaluation at the IRC, her specific research focus has been on evaluating prevention and response programs for women affected by violence, and children and youth in armed conflict. Her work also explores the psychosocial effects of war violence and related protective factors. Ms. Annan’s passion is in bringing rigorous research methodology to improve program effectiveness and strengthen policies.
Ms. Annan earned a Ph.D. in psychology with a minor in African studies from Indiana University, Bloomington, and joined the IRC after conducting postdoctoral work at Yale University. She is also currently a visiting scientist in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health.