Dr. Karen Hardee is a Senior Associate and Director of The Evidence Project at the Population Council in Washington, DC. She has worked on health policy and programmatic research for over 25 years, with a focus on family planning/reproductive health, HIV, maternal health and gender, and more recently climate change and health. She has written widely on policy and programmatic issues in global health, including seminal work on the role of operational policies in health programming, describing the components of policy through the lens of a policy circle and policy considerations in integrating health services. She is coauthor on What Works for Women: Evidence for HIV/AIDS Interventions (www.whatworksforwomen.org). Dr. Hardee has been a senior fellow at Futures Group and deputy director of the USAID-funded Health Policy Project, asenior visiting fellow at Population Reference Bureau, Vice President for Research at Population Action International, Senior Technical Advisor at John Snow, Inc., Principal Research Scientist at Family Health International and Policy Analyst in USAID’s Office of Population. She holds a PhD from Cornell University and has published widely.