About Me

Deborah Mindry, PhD, is a research consultant and ethnographer with over 20 years’ experience leading, designing, implementing, and assessing the effectiveness of interventions to facilitate social change domestically and internationally.

As an anthropologist and feminist she identifies opportunities for change using her expertise on how gender dynamics shape social and structural inequities. She helps facilitate social change in culturally appropriate ways to ensure successful outcomes. Dr. Mindry can help you design and implement interventions, train qualitative research teams, conduct qualitative data analyses, and prepare reports and papers for presentation and publication. Her passion will inspire and help you engage men and women, their families, and communities in effecting meaningful social change.

Dr. Mindry has extensive knowledge working in medical research environments with specific expertise in sexual and reproductive health. She has collaborated with researchers, NGOs, and leaders of public institutions in South Africa, Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda and the USA. She is a founding member of the University of California Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise.

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Dr. Mindry is an exceptional collaborator. I have worked with her on mixed-method research projects both domestically and globally. She is organized, uses timelines, and always delivers on or before the planned deadline. Her product is nothing short of outstanding. She combines rigorous research training with real world experience, cultural sensitivity, humility, and humor. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.

— Risa Hoffman, M.D., MPH Researcher and Clinician, UCLA Infectious Diseases