Senior Research Associate

About Jeannie Annan

Jeannie Annan is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Her works aims to improve humanitarian policy and programs through conducting rigorous research and supporting practitioners and policy makers to use evidence in decision-making. Her research focuses on developing and testing interventions that prevent and mitigate the consequences of violence against women and children in areas of armed conflict. Annan is the Senior Director of Research and Evaluation for an international humanitarian organization, the International Rescue Committee, a global leader in humanitarian response and recovery. Her research has been in northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Cote D'Ivoire, Liberia, Lebanon, and the Thai-Burna border. 

Annan completed her doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Indiana University-Bloomington. She has held several research positions, including as a visiting scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, postdoctoral fellow at Yale University School of Public Health in the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA), a postdoctoral fellow at NYU School of Medicine in the Program for Survivors of Torture, and a visiting scholar at the Human Rights Center at the Innovations for Poverty Action and a Coordinating Group Member at the Sexual Violence Research Initiative.