Rebecca Hope MBChB, MPH
Rebecca Hope is a physician and global health researcher with expertise in gender, rights and social and behavioral change to improve the health of girls and women. She has 15 years of research, clinical and programmatic experience in adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV, and maternal and child health in Sub Saharan Africa, South Asia, US, and Europe. She is the Co-Founder and Director of Programs at YLabs.
She specializes in applying human-centered design, robust data and her public health expertise to develop seamless strategies that improve health and economic opportunity for young people globally. At YLabs and with IDEO.org, she has worked alongside partners like Marie Stopes International, Pathfinder and Population Services International to design, evaluate and scale innovations to improve youth-access to SRH and HIV services in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Rebecca holds a BSc in International Health, a MSc in Pediatrics and Child Health from University College London, a MPH in Global Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an MBChB Medicine from the University of Leeds. Previous research awards and fellowships include the Frank Knox Fellowship (Harvard), the National Institute for Health Research Academic Clinical Fellowship, the UK’s national Cochrane Prize for Public Health and The Lancet Student Essay Prize.
Caroline is a product designer and researcher who is passionate about healthcare and youth-centered education. At YLabs, she conducts design research to understand user needs, and co-designs products and services with youth. She has been working at the intersection of digital product design, design research, and data for the past 8 years. Caroline specializes in leveraging human-centered design to develop digital healthcare products and services. She has designed for adolescent health and education, mental health, and clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and North America. She holds a M.S. in IT product design from University of Southern Denmark, and a B.S. in Statistics from University of British Columbia.
Trena Mukherjee is a DrPH candidate in Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, and a pre-doctoral fellow in the Global HIV Implementation Science training program. She has a background in quantitative and qualitative methods, and specializes in HIV research at the intersection of criminal justice and substance use. Prior to starting a doctoral program, she was awarded a Fulbright to evaluate a hepatitis C education intervention for people who use drugs, and develop a health needs assessment for urban refugee populations in Malaysia. She has also worked as a project coordinator for several projects related to infectious disease prevention and integrative models of healthcare in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. She has previously collaborated with YLabs to apply human-centered design methods to engage young men in HIV self-testing in Kenya. Trena holds an MPH from the Yale School of Public Health, and a BA from Johns Hopkins University