Claire B. Cole
Technical Documentation Advisor
Claire has expertise in programmatic research, identification and cultivation of effective practices, and technical documentation. Before working at Pathfinder, Claire was a researcher and case writer at Harvard University's Global Health Delivery Project.
What's your favorite part about working at Pathfinder?
My colleagues. This is one of the most determined, hard-working, fiery, and caring group of professionals I've ever worked with.
What reading would you recommend to those interested in international reproductive health?
"What is Strategy?" by Michael Porter, "Where Human Rights Begin" by Ellen Chesler and Wendy Chavkin; and "Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: the global politics of population control" by Betsy Harmann.
What's one thing people often ask you when you say you work at Pathfinder?
I am most typically asked what I do at Pathfinder, since "Technical Documentation" isn't always easily understood. I explain that Pathfinder is committed to doing our part to advance the global health industry's knowledge of technical practice, which means analyzing our implementation experience and distilling that experience into the lessons that could be relevant to others working to improve health outcomes in resource-limited settings like the ones in which we work.
My job is to do that analysis, and produce grey literature that pushes these insights into the larger community. Ultimately, we want to make sure that our voice joins others in the industry who are trying to break down silos between organizations to advance meaningful critical thinking and analysis about what is working, and how we can all get better at what we do. At the end of the day, this is a big part of how we'll make our push to improved health outcomes for the communities we serve.
Other Pathfinder Staff
Lucy Shillingi is Pathfinder International's Country Representative in Uganda.
Gwyn Hainsworth is Pathfinder International's Senior Advisor for Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Carolien Albers is Pathfinder International’s Chief of Party for the Family Planning Initiative Project, Mozambique.