Aurélie Brunie is a Scientist in the Health Services Research division at FHI 360 with over 10 years of research experience in developing countries. She is responsible for leading and managing research studies through the stages of study design, implementation, analysis, and results interpretation and dissemination. Her areas of expertise include mixed-methods research and community-based sampling approaches. Brunie has worked on a diverse range of projects including formative assessments, operations research, and impact evaluation studies across a range of topics. She also provides technical assistance to a variety of country-led research and evaluation activities and engages in capacity-building efforts aimed at expanding program staff capacity to contribute to research activities.
Brunie has a particular interest in family planning from both the supply and the demand side. Her work in this area spans acceptability research, integration of family planning with other health and non-health services, and several studies examining barriers and facilitators to delivery and/or use of family planning services.
Brunie has a Master’s of Engineering from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon in France, a Master’s of Science in Environmental Pollution Control from Penn State University, and a doctorate in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has authored a range of publications, including peer-reviewed manuscripts and a global policy brief. Brunie is a native French speaker.