Aurélie Brunie is the Senior Research Lead for Research for Scalable Solution (R4S), a five-year USAID-funded implementation science project for family planning. She is also the Research Lead for the Learning about Expanded Access and Potential (LEAP) of the hormonal IUS Initiative which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Brunie is a senior member of the Health Services Research group at FHI 360 and has 15 years of research experience in developing countries.
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 has deep and comprehensive experience in family planning research on both the supply and demand side, spanning acceptability and introduction of new contraceptive products, integration of family planning with other health and non-health services, task-sharing and health worker motivation, and barriers and facilitators to contraceptive use and uptake.
Brunie holds two Master’s degrees and earned her doctorate degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.