Esther Spindler

DrPh Student, Population and Family Health


Esther Spindler is pursuing a DrPH in Population and Family Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Esther is undertaking research in collaboration with Dr. John Santelli, and is Director of the Structural Determinants and Social Transitions among Adolescents and Young Adults in Rakai, Uganda (SSTAR) Project. Esther previously worked as a Research Officer at Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), where she led gender-based violence, family planning and couples counseling studies in Uganda, Jordan and Togo. Esther has also worked on HIV-related studies with Latino migrant populations in Washington D.C, in addition to fatherhood and urban violence studies with Promundo in Brazil. Esther got her start in public health as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and is fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese. She has a M.S. in Development Management from the School of International Service (SIS), at American University and a B.S. in Political Science from New York State University (SUNY) at Oneonta. 
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New York, NY 10035