Women, power and cancer:

A Lancet Commission


       Dr Ana Langer

Photo_Ana Langer.png



Dr. Ana Langer, a physician specializing in pediatrics and neonatology and a reproductive health expert, joined the Harvard School of Public Health in July 2010 as a Professor of the Practice of Public Health (Department of Global Health and Population), and Director of the Women and Health Initiative. Dr. Langer conducts research, teaches, and publishes extensively on sexual and reproductive health and rights; maternal health; unsafe abortion; contraception; quality of care; maternal health in humanitarian settings; women’s dual roles as providers and users of health care; and the influence of sex and gender on the health of women along the life course.

Along with her career, Dr. Langer has focused on the translation of scientific evidence into policy and programs in all three major developing regions and the USA.