Melinda McKay

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Director, Behavioral Science

Washington, DC

Melinda provides strategic leadership for JSI/WEI in applied behavioral science, mainstreaming its use across our entire organization, and overseeing JSI's global portfolio of SBC projects and work streams. Over the past 20 years, she has advised governments, public institutions, and private organizations on behavior change, organizational redesign, public-private partnerships, program mapping, and business development. Melinda serves on UNPO’s expert advisory committee and on the boards of the Coprodeli Foundation and ProWoman. She has a BA in commerce from UNSW Sydney’s Business School, an MA in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University SAIS, and is completing a Ph.D. with a behavioral science focus at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where she also teaches MSc courses.

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