Martha Brady, MS, leads PATH’s Reproductive Health Program, which focuses on improving sexual and reproductive health by enhancing commitment and capacity to implement appropriate and effective interventions at scale.
Ms. Brady has more than 25 years of experience as a program leader, researcher, technical advisor, and evaluator of health and development programs. Throughout her career, she has focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and on issues of poverty, gender, and youth. She has worked along many aspects of the value chain from product development, access and introduction, and health system integration across a range of reproductive health products and delivery platforms. She brings a social science research perspective and gendered analysis to this work.
Before joining PATH in 2016, Ms. Brady worked with the Population Council, most recently as as senior associate, focused on improving the health and well-being of girls and young women. Other roles with the Population Council include directing the Expanding Contraceptive Choice Program, aimed at facilitating access and uptake of contraceptive products in public- and private-sector markets, and leading access-related work on multipurpose prevention technologies, microbicides, and antiretroviral-based prevention for women. She began her work on early clinical trials of the first contraceptive implant.
Ms. Brady has codirected a global implementation science program aimed at building the evidence base on cross-sector programming for adolescent girls, and she led a recent evidence review for and coauthored Investing When it Counts: Reviewing the Evidence and Charting a Course of Research and Action for Young Adolescents. Ms. Brady is also a valued member of several interagency working groups, consortia, and coalitions working in the global health arena.
Ms. Brady holds an MS in nutrition and public health from Columbia University.