Assistant Program Officer

Michelle Truong joined IWHC in May 2016 and works on the Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation team to bolster evidence-based advocacy and programming.

Prior to IWHC, she was a Fellow for the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Columbia University, where she researched strategies for developing and implementing US FDA nutrition policy and global menstrual hygiene management in collaboration with UNICEF. Previously, she worked briefly as a research assistant for the Texas Policy Evaluation Project, evaluating the effect of reproductive health legislation in Texas.

Michelle also has extensive social justice activism experience, most recently serving as President of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Action Group at the Mailman School of Public Health, and before that, leading a chapter of the grassroots non-profit, GlobeMed, in Austin, Texas.

She holds a BA in Spanish literature and a BS in human biology from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MPH from Columbia University. She speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.