Burcu Bozkurt

Research Interests

  • LARC
  • provider attitudes on abortion
  • Middle East and South Asia
  • reproductive rights for adolescent youth
  • SDGs


Burcu Bozkurt is a public health professional with more than 3 years of experience in policy, research and advocacy. Her fieldwork has spanned from providing technical support to establish an M&E system for community health workers in Bangladesh to working with women’s cooperatives in Turkey. Burcu worked for Ipas as a Policy Associate to educate policymakers and other stakeholders on U.S. foreign policy as it relates to reproductive health access for women globally. Before joining Ipas, she was an public health analyst for the Women, Children and Families Program at RTI International. As a women’s rights advocate, she has worked on sustainable development issues and conducted health systems research in Turkey, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Costa Rica and Mexico. Burcu moved to the United States at age eight from her native Istanbul, Turkey and graduated with honors and distinction in public service from the UNC-Chapel Hill, where she studied global studies and health policy and management in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. While at UNC, Burcu wrote her undergraduate thesis on provider attitudes on abortion in Hanoi, Vietnam and was a Mahatma Gandhi Fellow and a StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow.

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