Maggie Kilbourne-Brook

PATH | Senior Program Officer

Maggie Kilbourne-Brook is a Senior Program Officer with PATH's Devices and Tools Program. She has more than 30 years of experience working on sexual/reproductive health projects and developing and evaluating health technologies for women in low-resource settings. Maggie helped develop two new female barrier contraceptives—the SILCS diaphragm and the Woman’s Condom—employing PATH’s user-centered product development process, which incorporates user and stakeholder feedback throughout the development process. As leader of the SILCS Diaphragm team from 2006-2016, Maggie guided this technology from clinical validation to a commercially available product—now marketed as the Caya® contoured diaphragm in almost 40 countries. From 2011-2015, Maggie served as Deputy Director of the Protection Options for Women (POW) Product Development Partnership, a multi-organization partnership of NGOs, private-sector partners, and research and advocacy organizations that advanced the Woman’s Condom—a refined second-generation female barrier—through regulatory approvals and preparation for market introduction in several countries. Maggie has implemented user evaluations and worked with research partners in China, the Dominican Republic, India, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, and the United States; and managed clinical studies for both SILCS and Woman’s Condom in multiple countries. She also works on the initiative to raise awareness about multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs), products that could protect from both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Maggie has a B.S. from the University of Montana, where she studied nutrition and journalism.