Dr. Eva Lathrop is the Global Medical Director for Population Services International (PSI), a non-profit global health organization based in Washington, DC. PSI operates in over 50 countries worldwide, with programs in sexual and reproductive health, malaria, water and sanitation, HIV and non-communicable diseases.
Dr. Lathrop oversees a service delivery portfolio that spans over 30 countries and focuses on sexual and reproductive health, legal abortion and post-abortion care, and cervical cancer work. She also works to evolve PSI’s quality approach within primary health care.
Dr. Lathrop’s experience prior to PSI spans 20 years of experience in clinical care, teaching, research and practice in global reproductive health. Her clinical and research interests include increasing access to contraception, legal abortion and post-abortion care in low-resource settings, restricted settings and in the context of complex emergencies. Most recently, Dr. Lathrop served as an Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Global Health at Emory University’s Schools of Medicine and Public Health. She credits her years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi (1992-1994) as her inspiration for pursuing a career in medicine and public health.
Over the course of her 12 years at Emory, Dr. Lathrop has worked with several NGOs and UN partners as a consultant and technical advisor for reproductive health programs. From 2016 to 2017, she completed a full-time detail as the Lead for the Contraceptive Access Team as part of the US Centers for Disease Control’s Zika Virus Response.
A native of Vermont, Dr. Lathrop attended medical school at the University of Vermont and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maine Medical Center. She holds a Master of Public Health from Emory University.