Naomi Lince-Deroche joined the Guttmacher Institute as a Senior Research Scientist in 2017. Trained in both health economics and epidemiologic methods, Dr. Lince-Deroche has expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and her work has included evaluating access, acceptability, costs and affordability for a range of sexual and reproductive health services, including HIV.
Dr. Lince-Deroche holds an MPH, with a focus on health policy and management, and an MIA, with a focus on economic development, from Columbia University. Dr. Lince-Deroche earned her PhD in health economics from the School of Public Health at the University of Cape Town. Her thesis explored opportunities for improving equity and efficiency in the provision of safe abortion services in South Africa.
Dr. Lince-Deroche has lived and worked in South Africa since 2004 and has conducted research in several African countries. Prior to joining the Guttmacher Institute, she worked with Ibis Reproductive Health for more than 10 years, leading its South Africa office. She also worked with the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office within the University of the Witwatersrand, conducting research and providing technical support to the South African National Department of Health.