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Jeffrey Edmeades

Adjunct Lecturer


Dr. Jeffrey Edmeades is the founder and principal at Demografix, an independent consulting firm providing a variety of services to public health and international development clients globally. This includes providing both strategic and technical advice to clients on research, specific thematic areas, and in monitoring and evaluation of projects. Prior to founding Demografix, Edmeades was a Senior Social Demographer at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). His research primarily focuses on the interaction between the development process and demographic behavior, including fertility, contraceptive use and migration as well as household decision-making processes and the role gender and other social norms play in shaping demographic and health outcomes.
Edmeades brings almost two decades of experience in studying the effects of rural poverty, gender inequality and reproductive health patterns in the developing world. In addition to his applied work, he also is an accomplished research, having published a number of peer-reviewed papers that address research methodology,the determinants of reproductive behavior and intimate partner violence, the theoretical basis for understanding reproductive agency and autonomy, and a number of additional topics. His work has appeared in academic publications such as Demography, Social Science and Medicine, Culture, Health & Sexuality, Studies in Family Planning and the Journal of Mixed Method Research.
Edmeades has extensive international experience in a number of countries including Canada, Mexico, Ghana, Honduras, Thailand, England, Ethiopia and New Zealand.