Riley Steiner, MPH, PhD

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Riley Steiner, MPH, PhD

I have the power to decide to use science to advance sexual and reproductive health.

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Riley Steiner is Senior Director, Research and Evaluation at Power to Decide, where she leads and advises on the organization’s scientific activities.

Riley has over 15 years of public health experience focused on sexual and reproductive health (SRH), and prior to coming to Power to Decide, she spent a decade working on adolescent SRH at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As a Health Scientist in the Research Application and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Adolescent and School Health, she led research and translation activities on familyand schoollevel protective factors and SRH services and contributed to the division’s broader portfolio related to health education and sexual and gender minority youth. Her final years at CDC were spent on the Adolescent and Young Adult Team in the Division of Reproductive Health where she served in several leadership roles and focused on adolescent access to quality SRH care, including contraception and STI services.

Riley earned her PhD in behavioral sciences from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and her MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Senior Director, Research and Evaluation