Elizabeth Leahy Madsen
Senior research associate, Population Action International

Elizabeth Leahy Madsen is a senior research associate at Population Action International, where she has worked since April 2004. She leads PAI’s research on the connections between population dynamics and broader development issues, including demographic security. Elizabeth also directs the research components of projects on reproductive health and maternal health supplies. She is the primary author of the PAI publications Reproductive Health Supplies in Six Countries (2009) and The Shape of Things to Come: Why Age Structure Matters to a Safer, More Equitable World (2007), and has co-authored country case studies of Bangladesh, Ghana, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Uganda and Yemen. Her other publications include book chapters in Political Demography: Interests, Conflict and Institutions (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2010) and A Pivotal Moment: Population, Justice & the Environmental Challenge (Island Press, 2009). She holds a MA in international affairs from George Washington University and a BA in international relations from Knox College.