Claire Norris is Administrative Officer at the Bixby Center. She oversees a range of administrative operations including overall coordination, human resources, coursework, summer internships, guest lectures and special events. In a volunteer capacity she serves as the School of Public Health Wellness Ambassador. Claire has over 30 years of experience in program development and management in nonprofit and university settings. Prior to her employment at UC Berkeley she was Education Program Manager for the Healthcare Forum, a nonprofit educational association in San Francisco that provides professional and continuing education to healthcare administrators nationwide. Earlier in her career she worked in the Graduate Admissions Office and studied Anthropology part-time at Princeton University. Claire received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire, Durham; and her Master’s in Public Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco with a dual emphasis in Health Care Administration and Administrative Organization and Management. firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor / Former Bixby Chair
Malcolm Potts is a Cambridge trained obstetrician and reproductive scientist. He is a professor in Maternal and Child Health and the first and former (1992-2013) holder of the Fred H. Bixby Endowed Chair in Population and Family Planning in the School of Public Health, and developed the Bixby Center with a team of young experts. For over a decade while he was the first Medical Director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, he introduced family planning methods into scores of developing countries. As CEO of Family Health International (FHI), he launched the first large scale studies of maternal mortality, which helped start the worldwide Safe Motherhood Initiative. He has published over ten books and 300 scientific papers. His books include Queen Victoria’s Gene and Ever Since Adam and Eve: The Evolution of Human Sexuality. His most recent book is Sex and War: How Biology Explains War and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World. His current efforts focus on the OASIS (Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel) Initiative, a global multidisciplinary partnership working on solutions to the increasingly complex problems in global health and development in the Sahel. email@example.com
Emma Roos-Collins serves as a senior volunteer project assistant at the Bixby Center. She began volunteering in January 2015 while studying Environmental Economics and Policy. She graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2015. Her projects involve assisting with data cleaning, drafting research-related webpages, and preparing reports and manuscripts. Emma has worked on medical outreach in the Volta Region of Ghana and hopes to continue working on reproductive health domestically and abroad.
Kristina Kastler is a Bixby Packard Fellow, serving as an Associate Specialist at the Bixby Center and as a Program Research Analyst with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Population & Reproductive Health program. She has an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Prior to joining the Bixby Center, Kristina worked with a non-profit pharmaceutical company to assess the feasibility of introducing a new, affordable hormonal IUD in Africa and South Asia.
As a graduate student, Kristina spent several months in northern Ethiopia supporting the monitoring and evaluation of the Bixby Center’s program to increase access to injectable contraceptives. Before coming to Berkeley, she worked with a grassroots health and development organization in rural Uganda to develop a community health worker (CHW) program aimed at improving maternal and newborn health. This experience convinced her that addressing women’s reproductive health needs is central to improving not only their own lives, but those of their children, families and communities. Kristina received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in International Affairs and French.
Anna Summer received her MPH from Emory University in the Global Health Department focusing on Community Health and Development. While there, Anna conducted her research on barriers to obstetric care for indigenous Quechua women in the Peruvian Andes. After receiving her MPH, she traveled extensively internationally with CARE International and the Salvation Army World Service Office to backstop health programs in Africa and Latin America. She then lived in Kampala, Uganda for over two years where she worked as the Health Technical Advisor for Medical Teams International’s maternal/child health projects in Uganda, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, and Liberia.
Anna is now a DrPH student at Berkeley and a Doctoral Fellow working with the Bixby Center, where she is focusing her research on improving perinatal health outcomes through addressing health systems challenges and engaging with traditional birth attendants in Guatemala to better the continuum of care from communities to the formal health sector in these low-resource settings.
Jeni Hagan is a former undergraduate student assistant at the Bixby Center for Population, Health, & Sustainability. She is a senior at UC Berkeley majoring in Public Health. Jeni assisted in entering data from the endline surveys of the Ethiopia Community-Based Distribution of Depo Provera project. She continued working with the endline data by assisting with data cleaning and analysis. Jeni’s research interests include improving access to health care services.