Lori A. Rolleri
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evaluation Consultant
Ms. Rolleri joined AMTC in October, 2015, as a TPP Evaluation Consultant. She has over 20 years of experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating sexual and reproductive health programs for youth and adults in the United States, Latin America, and Africa. In 2012 Lori established an independent consulting practice aimed at supporting national and international non-profit organizations, government entities, universities and donor agencies in developing, implementing and evaluating sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and violence prevention projects.
Before establishing her consulting practice, Ms. Rolleri served as Team Lead and Senior Technical Advisor for the Gender and Men As Partners® program at EngenderHealth based in New York. In this position, she provided leadership and technical guidance to EngenderHealth’s headquarter and field staff in Sub-Saharan Africa on how to identify harmful gender norms that hinder healthy sexual and reproductive health behavior of adults and adolescents, and develop interventions aimed at transforming these norms into healthier and equitable ones. Before joining EngenderHealth, Lori co-founded and served as Director of the Center for Reproductive and Sexual Health Promotion (CRSHP) at ETR Associates in California. While at ETR, Ms. Rolleri and her colleagues developed multiple capacity-building activities to support adolescent reproductive health practitioners in implementing effective evidence-based teen pregnancy and STI curricula. CRSHP also developed a variety of tools to support practitioners in translating ARSH research to practice and frequently supported ETR’s Research Department in designing and implementing rigorous evaluation projects.
Ms. Rolleri has co-authored several publications on the subject of adolescent sex and HIV education curricula, including a book titled Reducing Adolescent Sexual Risk: A Theoretical Guide for Developing and Adapting Curriculum-based Programs (2011). She is the lead author on a 2014 article published in the American Journal of Sexuality Education titled Adaptation Guidance for Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy and STI/HIV Prevention Curricula: From Development to Practice. She is the author or co-author of over a dozen sexuality and violence prevention curricula. Currently, she is co-developing a goal achievement and pregnancy prevention curriculum for recently emigrated Latino youth in Washington DC.
Lori holds Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Policy Analysis from Cornell University.