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Janine Barden-O'Fallon, PhD

Janine Barden-O'Fallon, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Senior Technical Advisor for Population and Reproductive Health
MEASURE Evaluation Project at the Carolina Population Center
  • 400 Meadowmont Circle
  • 3rd Floor
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • USA

Dr. Janine Barden-O'Fallon has worked in the field of monitoring, evaluation and research in international health and development for more than a decade. She specializes in family planning and reproductive health, collecting primary quantitative and qualitative data, developing M&E tools and methodologies and providing technical assistance to in-country government agencies and organizations on the collection, analysis and use of information for program planning and decision-making. She served as Director of MEASURE Evaluation PRH, a five-year USAID-funded project, from 2009-2014.

Honors and Awards

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Residency Award


Paul A. Humphrey Award for Research on Population


Representative Courses

MHCH 700 Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation of Maternal and Child Health Programs

Research Activities

Dr. Janine Barden-O'Fallon's current research interests include contraceptive use patterns and discontinuation, outcome monitoring through rapid surveys and measurement issues related to quality of family planning service provision.

Service Activities

International Steering Committee, International Conference on Family Planning

Key Publications

Women's contraceptive discontinuation and switching behavior in urban Senegal, 2010-2015. J Barden-O'Fallon, I Speizer, L Calhoun, M Corroon (2018). BMC women's health, 18(1), 35.

Availability of family planning services and quality of counseling by faith-based organizations: a three country comparative analysis. J Barden-O'Fallon (2017). Reproductive health, 14(1), 57.


PhD, Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004

MA, Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1995

BA, Spanish / Hispanic Studies, St. Olaf College, 1993

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