Anu Kumar

President and CEO

Dr. Anu Kumar is President and CEO of Ipas, an international reproductive health and rights organization that focuses on access to contraception and abortion. Dr. Kumar is internationally recognized as an advocate for women’s rights and a thought leader in global health. She holds masters’ degrees in public health and anthropology, and a doctorate in medical anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her undergraduate education was at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining Ipas, Dr. Kumar worked at the World Health Organization’s Reproductive Health Research Division in Geneva and spent seven years at the Macarthur Foundation in their Population and Reproductive Health Program. She is widely published in peer reviewed journals and popular media on topics such as abortion stigma and decolonizing global health. Her Twitter handle is @AnuKumarIpas. 

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