Beverly Winikoff
Gynuity Health Projects
Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health
New York
United States

Beverly Winikoff, M.D., M.P.H. is President of Gynuity Health Projects and Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. Before starting Gynuity in 2003, Dr. Winikoff was employed for 25 years at the Population Council where she was Program Director for Reproductive Health and a Senior Medical Associate. She developed and managed the Council's Ebert Program on Critical Issues in Reproductive Health, including work on Safe Motherhood, prevention of STDs/AIDS, prevention of unsafe abortion, provision of safe abortion care, and improving postpartum care for mothers and babies. Prior to joining the Council in 1978, she was Assistant Director for Health Sciences, The Rockefeller Foundation. Her work has focused on issues of reproductive choice, contraception, abortion and women’s health. She is particularly interested in issues surrounding the abuse, misuse and non-use of medical technology as these phenomena impact on women’s health and autonomy.

Dr. Winikoff graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude and earned her M.D. degree from New York University and her M.P.H. degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Gynuity Health Projects is a research and technical assistance organization dedicated to the idea that all people should have access to the fruits of medical science and technology. Gynuity works globally to ensure that reproductive health technologies are widely available at reasonable cost, provided in the context of high-quality services, and offered in a way that recognizes the dignity and autonomy of each individual. Our efforts are focused particularly on resource-poor environments, underserved populations, and challenging subject matter.