Denise is the Program Director of the Adolescent Girls' Advocacy & Leadership Initiative (AGALI) at the Public Health Institute. AGALI improves adolescent girls' health, education, and livelihoods by strengthening advocacy efforts and leadership capacity in Latin America and Africa. Denise is also a professor for the UCSF Masters of Science in Global Health Program.
Denise has a PhD in Sociology from the University of California Berkeley, where she conducted research on youth, gender, and HIV prevention. She received a Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where she focused on international development and health after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Duke University.
Denise is a native Spanish speaker who also speaks French, Portuguese, and German.
Blog Posts by Denise Raquel Dunning
Making Child Marriage a Priority
This week, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will bring together thousands of leaders from around the world who are working to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. March 12, 2013