Jodi Jacobson is president and editor in chief of Rewire.News, where she leads a team of professional editors and journalists reporting on health, rights, and justice. Previously, Jacobson worked internationally on public health, gender equity, and human rights, as well as on environmental and demographic issues. Jacobson was founder and executive director of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), an organization that monitors the effects of US international policy on reproductive and sexual health and rights. Prior to establishing CHANGE, she was a consultant to numerous organizations in the environmental and reproductive health and population fields, including the International Women’s Health Coalition, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Population Council, and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization. Her previous work experience includes Director of Advocacy at American Jewish World Service; Senior Policy Analyst for Energy and Environment at the National Governor’s Association; and Senior Researcher at the WorldWatch Institute.
Jodi has been quoted extensively in the Lancet, BMJ and The Economist and national daily news media including The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. She has written numerous articles and papers, and is the co-author of 10 books.