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Nadra Franklin, PhD, MPH

Managing Director, FHI Solutions & Head of FHI 360’s new global nutrition unit

Nadra Franklin serves as the managing director of FHI Solutions, FHI 360’s nonprofit subsidiary focusing on programs not funded by the U.S. government that promote healthy growth and development through nutrition. Franklin’s extensive experience in health research and implementation strongly positions her to lead this game-changing initiative.

Franklin has more than 30 years of international development experience. She has worked at FHI 360 since 1999, most recently as the director for Global Education, Employment and Engagement, where she led FHI 360’s work in global learning and social and economic development, overseeing research and technical work and cultivating new business for projects and programs operating globally.

Prior to this at FHI 360, Franklin led the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) global Micronutrient and Child Blindness Project and was acting director of the Center for Nutrition. She was director of Monitoring and Evaluation for the Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) project, USAID’s flagship activity for breastfeeding promotion.

Franklin’s work has been published in several academic publications. From 2013 to 2017, Franklin served as an adjunct professor with the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, where she taught a graduate course in civil society and development.

Franklin holds a PhD in demography and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in political science, with a concentration in Africa and the Middle East, from Williams College.