Floriza Gennari

Dr. Floriza Gennari is a behavioral scientist and gender researcher with over 15 years of experience managing and evaluating global health projects in Latin America and the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently a behavioral sciences lecturer at the George Washington University, and a consultant at the UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti. Her expertise is in the nexus between public health, socio-normative approaches, and gender-based violence prevention and response. In collaboration with the World Bank, her doctoral research examined the use of a bystander-based intervention to reduce sexual harassment in public transportation in Mexico City. She is the lead author/co-author of several technical guidelines and strategy documents, such as the World Bank’s Violence Against Women and Girls Resource Guide, and the Pan American Health Organization’s Regional Strategy for Addressing Violence Against Women. Dr. Gennari holds a Doctor of Public Health in Health Behavior from The George Washington University, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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