Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta
Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta is President of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), a Washington, D.C.-based organization that undertakes policy-oriented research, technical assistance, and advocacy focused on women's economic roles, health and nutrition, the environment and natural resources, adolescent sexual health, and women's rights. Dr. Rao Gupta has worked extensively on women's health issues as a researcher, program evaluator, and policy analyst, with a particular focus on South Asia and southern and west Africa. She is an internationally recognised expert on HIV/AIDS and gender with over 20 years experience in gender research and program development. Dr. Rao Gupta serves on many Boards, including the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Moriah Fund, and the National Council for Research on Women. In addition Dr. Rao Gupta is a member of several advisory bodies, including the Population Program of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, and the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Youth Employment, Geneva. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Bangalore University, India.