Assistant Director of Global Health Programs, Emory University School of Medicine
Alison Hoover has worked with nonprofits around the world to empower youth, monitor sexual health and contraceptive programs, and contribute to advocacy on issues related to international sexual and reproductive health and rights. Alison is currently the Assistant Director of Global Health Programs at the Emory School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases. She also consults with World Vasectomy Day, where she has codified, managed, monitored, and scaled an eight-step framework for sustainable vasectomy programs in India, Mexico, Haiti, Rwanda, Colombia, and Bolivia. She also leads research among vasectomy patients and providers—especially regarding elective childlessness—as part of broadening access to and support for male engagement in family planning.
Alison also co-founded a grassroots organization during COVID-19 that focuses on providing hygiene, menstrual hygiene, sexual health, and PPE products to people experiencing homelessness in Atlanta, GA, made possible through the 2020 Ingenuity Fund supported by the Gates Institute for Population & Reproductive Health and Bayer.
Prior to joining World Vasectomy Day, she worked as a consultant in Asia with various global non-profits including UNFPA, PATH, PSI and FHI 360. While in Vietnam, she led a comprehensive sexuality education social enterprise that used profits from organic and ethically sourced cotton products to fund education workshops. Prior to that, she worked on abortion research in Chile and child labor policy in Ghana. She is a 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders winner and received her master’s degree in public health from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.