Carmen Barroso, PhD

Member at Large

Carmen Barroso is the Co-Chair of the Independent Accountability Panel appointed by the UN SG to review the implementation of the Global Strategy on Women, Children and Adolescent’s Health, 2016-2030. She has served on two other commissions appointed by the Secretary General: the Independent Expert Review Group and the Independent Advisory Group on the Data Revolution.  She currently serves on the board of Ibis and is co-chair of the Panel on Gender and Rights of the WHO. Other recent assignments include the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health, the Lancet Commission On Reproductive Health Advisory Group and the International AIDS Alliance Board.

She was the Director of International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region and the Director of the Population Program in the MacArthur Foundation. She was the Hubert Humphrey Distinguished Professor at Macalester College and a professor at the Department of Sociology of the University of Sao Paulo. She was a senior researcher at the Chagas Foundation, where she pioneered Brazil’s first women's studies center. She holds a PhD from Columbia University and did post-doctoral work at Cornell University. She received the 2016 Un Population Award, and numerous other recognitions including the Women Deliver’s  100 women who deliver.