Research and Policy
Senior Technical Director, Research Evaluation and Learning
The International Rescue Committee
Jeannie Annan’s work aims to improve humanitarian policy and programs through rigorous research. Specifically, she focuses on the long-term effects of war and sexual violence, the causes and consequences of gender-based violence, and the effectiveness and impacts of humanitarian aid and programs developed to prevent and respond to violence.
Annan is Senior Research Associate with Harris Public Policy and The Pearson Institute, and is also affiliated with the International Rescue Committee, where she contributes as a senior director for research and evaluation. Previously, she was a visiting scientist in the Department of Global Health and Population of the Harvard School of Public Health and a visiting scholar in the Human Rights Center at the University of California at Berkeley. She has also worked with humanitarian organizations in Southern Sudan, Northern Uganda, and Kosovo. She received her PhD in counseling psychology at Indiana University at Bloomington and completed postdoctoral fellowships at NYU and Yale University.