Amy Dempsey, MA

Population Council | Knowledge Translation and Advocacy Manager, Maternal and Newborn Health

Amy Dempsey is Knowledge Translation and Advocacy Manager for the Maternal and Newborn Health portfolio, based in the Population Council’s Washington, DC office. As part of the Reproductive Health Program, she supports research activities for Ending Eclampsia, Frontline Health, Ponya Mtoto, and Fistula Care Plus.

Amy oversees all knowledge translation, communications, and advocacy strategies for the growing maternal and newborn health portfolio, and leads the development of knowledge-sharing materials and tools for policy change and scale-up, and global campaigns, including the World Preeclampsia Day.

She has experience East and Southern Africa, where her work focused on women’s health, maternal health, nutrition, and gender equality initiatives. She earned her Masters of International Development and Global Health Affairs from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at University of Denver and her Bachelor’s degree in print journalism from California State University, Fullerton.