Caroline Jacoby

Technical Lead, Entertainment-Education

Caroline Jacoby has more than 18 years’ experience in social and behavior change communication with an emphasis on family planning, maternal, newborn and child health, adolescent reproductive health, reproductive health, nutrition, communication strategy development, capacity building, community mobilization and entertainment education through mass and community media.

A senior program officer at Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), Caroline is currently providing technical assistance to a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded family planning program in Nigeria and USAID-funded nutrition and family planning programs in Nepal, as well as working on an entertainment education curriculum for Pakistani universities. Between 2006 and 2008 she was based in Nepal serving as the CCP communication advisor for a large DFID-funded safe motherhood and newborn health program. In Nepal, she provided technical guidance to government, donor and NGO partners in strategy development, program design, advocacy, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. She co-leads communities of practice at CCP on entertainment education and human centered design/behavioral economics.

Caroline conducts trainings in behavior change communication, TV and radio program design and production and in monitoring techniques. She teaches a course – Entertainment Education for Behavior Change – at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.