Stella Babalola, PhD
Director, Research and Evaluation
Stella Babalola is the director of research and evaluation at CCP and is a professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A demographer by training, she has more than 30 years experience in behavioral research and has worked extensively in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Over the past five years, her research has focused largely on family planning, malaria and the risk factors for HIV in Africa. She has conducted research and published extensively on multiple reproductive health issues, including family planning, malaria, maternal health, sexual and gender-based violence, adolescent sexuality and HIV/AIDS. She was recently a visiting professor with the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria under the Carnegie African in Diaspora Program. The program affords Africans in diaspora the opportunity to visit African institutions for short periods of time to strengthen the capacity of faculty members and graduate students. Stella has a PhD from Universite de Paris.