Jeannie Annan, PhD, is the IRC’s Chief Scientist, spearheading the agency’s efforts to be evidence-based and to build rigorous evidence about the impact, implementation and costs of interventions in settings affected by conflict and crisis. Her research focuses on developing and testing interventions that prevent and mitigate the consequences of violence against women and children. Before becoming a researcher, she led education and psychosocial programming in Kosovo, northern Uganda and South Sudan. Jeannie is a Senior Research Associate at the Harris School of Public Policy at University of Chicago. She is also a research affiliate at Innovations for Poverty Action where she leads an initiative on intimate partner violence, and a Coordinating Group member for the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI). She holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington. She was a post-doctorate fellow at Yale and NYU and a visiting scientist at Harvard School of Public Health.