Carolyn Anderman is an epidemiologist who has worked on maternal and child health issues in the US and internationally. She spent many years as a Research Associate with Group Health Cooperative’s Center for Health Studies in Seattle, Washington, where she studied pregnancy outcomes, carried out program evaluation, and worked with both scientists and policy makers to bridge the gap between research and policy/program development.
From 2009-2018, Dr. Anderman served as the Director of International Programs for One By One (now Worldwide Fistula Fund), a US-based NGO dedicated to the treatment and prevention of obstetric fistula. She worked closely with partners in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia to design, implement and evaluate innovative community approaches for increasing access to both safe childbirth and life-transforming fistula treatment services. The opportunity to work with Kenyan partners to establish the Let’s End Fistula Initiative (LEFI) was a highlight of Dr. Anderman’s professional life. She remains dedicated to supporting LEFI’s growth and continued success in serving women and girls in Kenya.
Dr. Anderman holds a Masters degree in Public Health from Yale University and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington.