Laura Raney, HIPNet Co-Chair, has over twenty years’ experience in international health and development, focusing on family planning/reproductive health, health economics, and gender. She is the Senior Knowledge Management Advisor at Jhpiego for the Maternal and Child Survival Program.
Prior to her work with Jhpiego, Laura managed and implemented FHI 360’s contributions to the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, including coordination of country-based activities and development of Toolkits, which are electronic reference libraries on various topics (http://www.k4health.org/toolkits). Laura is co-founder and co-chair of the mHealth Working Group. Laura also serves on the Advisory Committee of the Global Health Knowledge Collaborative (formerly the Knowledge Management Working Group) and is the former co-chair of the Postabortion Care (PAC) Consortium.
Laura has also worked for a number of international development organizations including the Population Council and the World Bank. She holds a Masters of Social Science in Demography and Economics from the University of Waikato, New Zealand and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland. She is a native English speaker with intermediate French (reading and speaking) and has work experience in over a dozen countries in Africa and the Middle East.