Dr. Hardee has focused much of her career on family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and maternal health through research, policy and program assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building. She has worked on quality of care and service quality improvement, reducing barriers to access, reproductive health supplies and integration of FP/RH and HIV/AIDS services. Dr. Hardee is working with the Maternal Health Task Force to write a paper on maternal morbidity, a neglected issue in maternal health.
She was co-author on A Practical Guide to Integrating Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS into Grant Proposals to the Global Fund. Dr. Hardee was recently interviewed on EarthSky on adolescent reproductive health.
Dr. Hardee is a social demographer who has also addressed population and demographic factors. She is co-author of a number of publications on demographic issues, including The Unfinished Demographic Transition and Population, Fertility and Family Planning in Pakistan.
Selected publications: Pop/RH/AIDS/MH
Daumerie, B. and K. Hardee. 2010. The Effects of a Very Young Age Structure on Haiti. Washington, DC: Population Action International.
Leahy, E, et al. 2009. A Case Study of Reproductive Health Supplies in Tanzania. Washington, DC: Population Action International.
Hardee, K, J Gribble, S Weber, T Manchester and M Wood. 2008. Reclaiming the ABCs: The Creation and Evolution of the ABC Approach. Washington, DC: Population Action International.
Assimwe, D, et al. 2005. Study of the Integration of FP and VCT/PMTCT/ART Programs in Uganda. Kampala: Makerere Institute of Social Research and Washington, DC: The Futures Group, POLICY Project.
Yaremenko, O., et al. 2004. “Analytical Report: Access of HIV-positive Women to Quality Reproductive Health and Maternity Services.” USAID/POLICY Project: Kyiv City, Ukraine.
Gay, Jill, Karen Hardee, Nicole Judice, Kokila Agarwal, Katerine Fleming, Alana Hairston, Brettania Walker, and Martha Wood. 2003. What Works: A Policy and Program Guide to the Evidence on Safe Motherhood Interventions. Washington, DC: The Futures Group, POLICY Project.
Foreit, K., K. Hardee and K. Agarwal. 2002. “When Does it Make Sense to Consider Integrating Family Planning and STD/HIV Services?” Intl Family Planning Perspectives. 28(2): 105-107.
Hardee, Karen, Olivia P. McDonald, Carmen McFarlane and Laura Johnson. 2001. “Quality of Care in Family Planning: Do Clients and Providers Agree?” West Indian Medical Journal. 50(4): 322-327.
Hardee, K, et al. 1994. "Contraceptive Implant Users and Their Access to Removal Services in Bangladesh," Intl Family Planning Perspectives. 20(2).
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