As President of Gynuity Health Projects, Dr. Beverly Winikoff leads the organization’s strategy to ensure that reproductive health technologies are widely available at a reasonable cost, provided in the context of high-quality services, and offered in a way that recognizes the dignity and autonomy of each individual. Her work has focused on issues of reproductive choice, contraception, abortion, and women’s health.
Previously, Dr. Winikoff spent 25 years at the Population Council where she was the 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 improved postpartum care for mothers and babies. Prior to joining the Council in 1978, Dr. Winikoff was Assistant Director for Health Sciences at The Rockefeller Foundation.
Dr. Winikoff has served on numerous boards of directors including the Reproductive Health Technologies Project (founding member), Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (founding member), the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, the National Abortion Federation, The MediTeam Trust in South Africa, The Society of Family Planning and Medicines360. Dr. Winikoff received the Carl S. Schultz Award from the American Public Health Association in 2007 and the Irvin M. Cushner Lectureship Award from the Association for Reproductive Health Professionals in 2009. Dr. Winikoff is a Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University in New York.
Dr. Winikoff graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude, earned her M.D. from New York University and her M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health.