McCall James is a Research Assistant with AMTC & Associates and a graduate student at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her background is in global development and sexual and reproductive health education.
At AMTC, McCall provides research support by conducting literature searches and reviews, coordinating communications, assisting with data management and data extraction, and conducting administrative tasks. Before joining AMTC & Associates, James was a Program Officer with FHI 360 (formerly Family Health International) providing program management support to a global HIV treatment and prevention project. Her projects were based in South and East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and the Caribbean. She coordinated a safety and security workshop in Tunis, Tunisia, which aimed to prepare HIV treatment and prevention, LGBTQ+, and women’s health organizations to implement their work safely.
Prior to working with FHI 360, James was a Youth in Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Fiji, where she worked as a sexual health education teacher. She also serves as a consultant for the Prevention Collaborative, where she researches intimate partner violence prevention curricula. She has authored an op-ed discussing the importance of including consent in sexual health education curricula.
She will graduate from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in May 2023 with a Master of Public Health degree with a Certificate in Sex, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health from the Department of Population and Family Health. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the American University in International Studies.