Constancia Mavodza

Process Evaluation Lead, Biomedical Research and Training Institute

Constancia Mavodza is a global health researcher and implementer by training and profession, navigating evidence generation for program implementation and policy development. She currently works on adolescent health with the Biomedical Research and Training Institute in Harare as the Process Evaluation Lead for a study offering a community-based comprehensive package of HIV and sexual and reproductive health services for young people aged 16-24 years in three provinces in Zimbabwe. She is also simultaneously pursuing her doctorate (public health and policy), which is evaluating the family planning model offered in this study, with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, where she majored in neuroscience, and a Master of Public Health from the University of Cape Town, where she specialized in health systems and policy research. Previously, she worked in Cancer Clinical Trials in Boston, Massachusetts, and co-authored a report on the harmful impacts of the global gag rule. Throughout her personal, academic and professional trajectories, Mavodza strives to navigate the space where both gender and health equity intersect to achieve health for all. As a self-identifying Afrofeminist, she is particularly interested in the roles that young African women and men have to play in achieving both gender and health equity.