Marija Pantelić is a public health researcher aiming to understand and respond to the psycho-social needs of marginalized communities disproportionately affected by HIV. She is passionate about making the international development sector more evidence-based and accountable to communities. She is currently the Senior Advisor for Research and Evaluation at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, which is a global partnership of civil society organisations that work together to mobilise communities against HIV and AIDS.
Marija works closely with Prof. Lucie Cluver on adolescent HIV and stigma, and has consulted for the Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI), USAID, UNAIDS, NAM (National AIDS Manual), Management Sciences for Health, The Urban Institute and Chemonics International.
She holds a DPhil and MSc from the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, Oxford University, and a Summa Cum Laude BA in Sociology and Demography, University of Maryland.