Jean Christophe Rusatira
Trained as a medical doctor and public health professional, Dr. Jean Christophe Rusatira’s work has been in clinical practice, public health advocacy, and research. For four years, worked as Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He led the Gates Institute’s team that developed the demographic dividend effort index and co-chaired the Scientific and Demographic Dividend Subcommittees of the International Conference on Family Planning, which brought together more than 4,000 professionals. Previously, he worked as a clinician in different hospitals in Rwanda before joining the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to pursue his MPH as a Sommer Scholar. He is one of the inaugural awardees of the 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders, recognizing his public health practice work through Healthy People Rwanda, a local non-profit that he founded, and the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, which he co-founded. His current work focuses on promoting evidence-based public health practice, social entrepreneurship, and leadership development. He is currently pursuing his PhD program at Johns Hopkins University focusing on population, family, and reproductive health.