Biography

I am a Professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. My research interests include international health, particularly African women's health, and I specialize in public health policy. A second interest is in the impact of war on women. I have written four books, The Political Ecology of Disease in Tanzania (1984), The Politics of Public Health (1989), and Privatizing Health Services in Africa (1999), all published by Rutgers University Press, and Women's Health Movements: A Global Force for Change (2007) published by Palgrave Macmillan. I have also edited six other books, Women and Health in Africa (Africa World Press, 1991), Women's Lives and Public Policy: The International Experience (Greenwood, 1993), What Women Do in Wartime: Gender and Conflict in Africa (Zed Books, 1998), which was translated into French (L'Harmattan, 2001), African Women's Health (Africa World Press,
2000), The Aftermath: Women in Postconflict Transformation (Zed Books, 2002), and African Women: A Political Economy (PalgraveMacmillan 2010). I have served on the Board of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, as Treasurer of the Committee for Health in Southern Africa, as contributing editor of the Review of African Political Economy, and I am on the editorial board of the Journal of Public Health Policy.

I have lectured widely in the US and abroad and am available as a speaker on international health policy, women's health in Africa, and the impact of war on women.