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Jane Bertrand Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

Jane T Bertrand is currently Director of the Center for Communication Programs and a Professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University. Dr Bertrand began her career in the mid-1970s in Information Education Communication (IEC) for family planning. From 1979–2001, she was a faculty member at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and she chaired the Department of International Health and Development from 1994–99. During the 1980s, she worked extensively on family planning operations research in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), and was living in Kinshasa when AIDS emerged as a frightening new disease. During the 1990s, her work focused primarily on program evaluation. Since her move to Johns Hopkins in 2001, her work has centered on behavior change communication for reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. She has written or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles, and has written several manuals on program evaluation, including one that focuses on evaluating HIV/AIDS programs for NGOs.