Daryl Stephens, MA

​Areas of Expertise:

Maternal and reproductive health, Qualitative research, and Program implementation

Daryl Stephens is an applied medical anthropologist specializing in maternal and reproductive health and is passionate about access to affordable, accessible, and equitable health care. She brings a decade of experience coordinating and working with international teams, developing institutional and community partnerships, and conducting mixed-methods research in the USA and Uganda. Daryl holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Applied Anthropology. For over five years, she worked in southwestern Uganda as a Supervisor for the Minority Health International Research Training program, exploring issues around community-based health financing, access to maternal health care, and uptake of cervical cancer screenings. From 2019-2020, she served as a Global Health Corps Fellow on the USAID RHITES-E Activity in Uganda, supporting monitoring and evaluation for community-based organizations and research on a behavior-change-driven family planning intervention. Most recently, she worked as a New Program Development Manager at Jhpiego, where she supported the Southern Africa and Maternal and Neonatal Health teams in developing strategic proposals for innovative programmatic and research opportunities.