PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MA, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Trained as a sociologist and demographer, Dr. Meekers has conducted extensive research on sexual risk behavior and reproductive health. He has also been involved in several studies aimed at improving the design of social marketing and behavior change communication programs in developing countries, and at assessing the impact of behavior change programs. His recent work includes the development of a handbook for research on the family planning market, and a study to assess the impact of a family planning and maternal and child health programs in Madagascar. He is currently involved in an evaluation of a smoking prevention program in Ghana and of a family planning TV soap opera in Nigeria. Prior to join the faculty at Tulane, he was research director at Population Services International (PSI), a leading social marketing organization with offices in over 50 countries. In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing monitoring and evaluating the effect of social marketing programs on behavior change.
View Dr. Meekers' publications at his NCBI profile page.