Ibis Reproductive Health
Kelly Blanchard holds both a Master of Science in Population and International Health and a Bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard. Ms. Blanchard held a Fulbright Scholarship in Ghana. Prior to joining Ibis, Ms. Blanchard worked at the Population Council as a Program Associate, where she managed a growing program on reproductive health in South Africa and the Southern Africa region. Her most recent research has focused on contraception, medical and surgical abortion, microbicides, and cervical barriers for HIV/STI prevention. Ms. Blanchard has authored or co-authored over forty articles on reproductive health topics in developed and developing countries. In 2006 Ms. Blanchard won the Outstanding Young Professional Award from the American Public Health Association’s Population, Family Planning and Reproductive Health Section. Ms. Blanchard is the recipient of the 2009 Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research, sponsored by the Guttmacher Institute.