Peter J. Donaldson (Chair) is past president of the Population Council. Prior to this position, he served as the chief executive officer of the Washington, DC-based Population Reference Bureau and as director of the Committee on Population of the National Research Council. He was a Population Council staff associate in Thailand and a representative in South Korea. He has also worked at the Council as a senior associate and regional director for South and East Asia, located in Thailand. He has written or edited books and articles for both scientific and popular publications on population, development, and Asian affairs. He has a Ph.D. in sociology from Brown University.
John Bongaarts is a vice president and distinguished scholar at the Population Council. His research is on critical demographic challenges such as population momentum, the determinants of fertility, the impact of family planning programs, population–environment relationships, and the demographic effects of the AIDS epidemic. Bongaarts chairs the Council’s Institutional Review Board and the editorial committee of the Council’s journal, Studies in Family Planning. He is a member of the editorial committee of the Council’s other journal, Population and Development Review. He holds a master ’s degree in systems engineering from the Eindhoven Institute of Technology, Netherlands, and a Ph.D. in physiology and biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois.
John G. Cleland is professor of medical demography at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has long-standing interests in fertility, family planning, and child survival in developing countries and has published widely on these subjects. He assisted the Global Pro-gramme on AIDS at the World Health Organization (WHO) in the design and analysis of surveys on sexual behavior and co-edited a book, Sexual Behaviour and AIDS in the Developing World, on the main results. Another recent book is on The Determinants of Reproductive Change in Bangladesh. Cleland serves on committees of the WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research and of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. He has an M.A. in economics and sociology from Cambridge University.
Julie DaVanzo is an economic demographer affiliated with the RAND Corporation as senior economist, and now as adjunct staff. She directed several postdoctoral training programs and the Population Matters project, which seeks to communicate the policy-relevant results of population research to policy makers, the media, and general audiences. Her current research focuses on reproductive health issues in Bangladesh. She has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California, Irvine, and has been a visiting fellow at the Australian National University and at the University of Bologna. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA.
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue is associate professor in the Department of Development Sociology and associate director of the Cornell Population Center at Cornell University. His research focuses on the effects of demographic transitions, global inequality, schooling processes, and socioeconomic change in sub-Saharan Africa. With support from the Spencer Foundation, he has recently completed a national longitudinal study of 3,500 Cameroon households; and the resulting data will be used to test competing and new ideas about the impacts of demographic transitions on socioeconomic change. He is a member of the board of directors at the Guttmacher Institute and the Population Reference Bureau. Before joining Cornell, he was at the RAND Corporation.
Alex Ezeh is director of the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Kenya. Prior to joining APHRC in 2000, he worked at Macro International as an expert in developing national demographic and health surveys He has more than 25 years of experience working in the population and public health fields and has authored scientific publications covering a broad range of fields, including population and reproductive health, urban health, health metrics, and education. He also
currently serves on the boards and committees of several international public health organizations. He has a Ph.D. in demography from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jean-François Kobiané is the director of the Institut Supérieur des Sciences de la Population (ISSP), University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). He worked at the National Statistical Office of Burkina Faso from 1993 to 1996, and joined ISSP in 2002. His research interests include the analysis of the links between family structure, poverty, child labor, and schooling, orphans’ well-being, and the transition to adulthood in West Africa. He received his Ph.D. in demography from the Institute of Demography at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), his master ’s degree in demography from the Institut de Formation et de Recherche Démographiques (IFORD) in Yaoundé (Cameroon), and was an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Demography at the Université de Montréal/Canada.