Otilia St. Charles has approximately, 25 years of public health and development experience in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean. Much of her work has involved the implementation and evaluation of United States Government and Global Fund supported sexual and reproductive and other health and development programs. Since 2008 she has worked with UNAIDS and is now based here in Kingston, Jamaica as part of a support team that covers 16 Caribbean countries.
She earned her Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University where she specialized in Monitoring and Evaluation of Behavioral Change Programs. She recently completed her doctoral dissertation work at Boston University’s School of Public Health. It focused on community-informed and evidence-based, gender transformative programming and policy recommendations to increase access to STI prevention & sexual and reproductive health programming for young men aged 15-18 in Georgetown, Guyana.
She is originally from Somerville, Massachusetts, USA.