SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS & ENGAGEMENT LEAD | Policy Analyst

At Population Reference Bureau (PRB), Ms. Rodehau currently holds a key personnel position on the USAID-funded Research Technical Assistance Center, where she provides technical leadership for communications and research utilization. In this role, she is responsible for implementing state-of-the-art research utilization approaches to drive the use of development research in program design, policy formulation, and investment allocation. This includes developing communication products to disseminate research results to a variety of audiences' supporting project researchers in developing and implementing ‘research-to-action’ plans; and overseeing the project’s overall branding and messaging.

In her capacity as a Policy Analyst, Ms. Rodehau writes and leads the production of high quality and compelling policy briefs, research summaries, fact and data sheets, and innovative web content. She also plays a leadership role on PRB’s flagship U.S. Policy Communication Fellows Program, which trains PhD students in research translation including effectively communicating data and technical information to non-scientific audiences.

Population Reference Bureau
International Programs
Washington, DC
November 2017 – Present


REPRODUCTIVE & Maternal Health Fellow

As a Fellow with the D.C. Primary Care Association, Ms. Rodehau co-led the D.C. Maternal Health Improvement Project. With her co-investigator, Ms. Rodehau undertook qualitative research using a human-centered design approach to determine the key maternal and reproductive health challenges facing low-income, women of color in the nation's capital. She co-authored the report, "Human-Centered Solutions to Improve Reproductive and Maternal Health Outcomes in Washington, D.C.,” which provides policymakers with a clear roadmap that can be pursued to improve the health and well-being of women and their families.

District of Columbia Primary Care Association
Washington, DC
January 2018 – September 2018


Program Manager, Private Sector Engagement on Women's Health

In this role, Ms. Rodehau advocated for big change in the way that companies ensure access to reproductive health care for the women that work in their factories in low and middle income countries. Much of her work focused on elevating women's health and gender equality in high-level private sector policy dialogues and public private partnership discussions. She also authored several policy publications, which contributed to building priority and increased investment among companies.

Population Council seconded from Meridian Group International
Washington, DC
March 2015 – November 2017


Program OfficeR, Health and Nutrition Global Initiative

At Save the Children, Ms. Rodehau designed institutional knowledge management initiatives designed to routinely capture, share, and apply innovations across a global network of 30 member organizations, 7 regional offices and 48 country offices. Here, she produced a suite of project-specific learning documents, including technical factsheets and briefs; developed capacity building tools; and organized a series of workshops  aimed at promoting knowledge sharing and learning application to  drive improvements in program quality. 

Save the Children USA
Department of International Programs
Washington, DC
August 2013 - March 2015


Program CoordinatoR, Global Health & Nutrition

Save the Children USA
Department of International Programs
Washington, DC
October 2012 - August 2013

 

In this role, Ms. Rodehau served as the program backstop for Expanding Maternal and Neonatal Survival (EMAS) and Mothers and Infants – Safe, Healthy, Alive (MAISHA), liaising regularly with the technical leads and country teams in Indonesia and Tanzania to ensure coordinated and timely technical assistance. She promoted and fostered a culture of shared learning and accountability by instituting processes and systems for monitoring departmental progress in alignment with Save the Children’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Framework


Program associate, Early Head Start National Resource Center

Zero to Three
Washington, DC
October 2010 - October 2012

Formerly Program Assistant

As apart of the Early Head Start National Resource Center team, Ms. Rodehau provided support to the Director of Program Operations, Director of Special Initiatives, and Director of Research and Innovation. She contributed to curating a national repository to advance best practices in the identification, development, and implementation of evidence-based child development and teaching and learning practices.


Community leadership

 

Associate Board Member
Girls on the Run
Northern Virginia Chapter
2017-Present


Women's Board Member
George Washington University Hospital
2012-2015