The forthcoming Lancet Series on Gender Equality and Health focuses on the impact of efforts to transform gender norms and address gender inequalities on improved health outcomes and wellbeing of girls, women, boys and men around the world. The guest editor for the Series is Dr. Gary Darmstadt, Professor in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. The Series is managed by a small secretariat based in Stanford University and will include five papers. The aim of Paper 5 is to issue a call to action to promote gender equality and changes in prevalent gender norms to optimize health outcomes for all. The lead author of the paper, Geeta Rao Gupta, Senior Fellow at U.N. Foundation, will work closely with two co-authors, Caren Grown, Senior Director of the Gender Group at the World Bank and Nandini Oomman, an independent global health specialist, as well as with the lead authors of the other four papers, and the Steering Committee of the Lancet Series, to identify the key recommendations to be included in Paper 5.
The Research Associate for Paper 5 is responsible for conducting rigorous analyses and critical appraisal of evidence across a wide range of subjects including summarizing results, producing reports, and coordinating and developing high profile, time-sensitive documents, presentations, briefings and analyses. The Research Associate will work closely with all authors of Paper 5 as well as interact with stakeholders across the Lancet Series, including members of the Steering Committee and the secretariat, to assist in the design, development and management of specific briefing and analytical projects.