Jodi Jacobson was president and editor in chief of Rewire.News, where she led a team of professional editors and journalists reporting on reproductive and sexual health, rights, and justice, and the intersections of race, environmental, immigration, and economic justice.
Jodi is recognized as an expert policy analyst and advocate on international public health, gender equity, and human rights, as well as on environmental and demographic issues; in prior positions, she helped shape U.S. and United Nations policies on reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, immigration and refugees, and violence against women. Jodi was the founder and for 13 years the executive director of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), an organization that monitors the effects of U.S. international policy on reproductive and sexual health and rights. Prior to establishing CHANGE, she was a consultant to numerous organizations on reproductive health, environmental, and demographic issues, including the International Women’s Health Coalition, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Population Council, and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization. Her previous work experience includes serving as director of advocacy at American Jewish World Service; senior policy analyst for energy and environment at the National Governors Association; and senior researcher at the WorldWatch Institute.
Jodi has been quoted extensively in the Lancet, BMJ, and The Economist and national daily news media including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. She has written numerous articles and papers, and is the co-author of ten books.