Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Airbel Impact Lab
International Rescue Committee

Jeannie Annan, PhD, is the International Rescue Committee's Chief Research and Innovation Officer, spearheading the agency’s efforts to design, test, and scale life-changing solutions for people affected by conflict and disaster. Jeannie co- founded The Airbel Impact Lab, as part of the IRC’s investment in research and innovation that improves scale and impact. Airbel has been working in more than 30 countries around the world, aiming to find the most impactful and cost-effective products, services, and delivery systems possible. Jeannie's research focuses on developing and testing interventions that prevent and mitigate the consequences of violence against women and children. Before becoming a researcher, she led education and psychosocial programming in Kosovo, northern Uganda and South Sudan. She is a Senior Research Associate at the Harris School of Public Policy at University of Chicago. She is also a research affiliate at Innovations for Poverty Action where she leads IPA's initiatives on humanitarian and forced displacement and on intimate partner violence. She holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington. She was a post-doctorate fellow at Yale University and NYU and a visiting scientist at Harvard School of Public Health.