Judith Bruce

Senior Associate and Policy Analyst at Population Council

Judith Bruce joined the Council in 1977. She is a senior associate and policy analyst with the Council’s Poverty, Gender, and Youth program. Through policy analysis, evidence-based intervention design, advocacy, and capacity building, she has changed the way the world thinks about quality of care from the client’s perspective and about the power and potential of the poorest, most excluded girls.

Bruce leads the Council’s efforts to develop programs that protect the health and well-being and expand the opportunities of the poorest adolescent girls in the poorest communities. The programs often include social support, mentoring, and meaningful educational opportunities including financial literacy, livelihoods skills and savings, and health information and access. Her work engages grassroots organizations, governments, nongovernmental organizations, and donors in a multi-country effort to place adolescent girls at the center of the global health and development agenda.