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Cathy Zimmerman

Pronouns: She/Her

Cathy has extensive experience in intervention development research for populations in risk situations.

Cathy has over 20 years of experience as a social and behavioral scientist and university scholar. Her research, scholarship, and teaching focuses on gender-based violence, labor exploitation, and health. She has substantial expertise in intervention development research and evaluation and multi-country studies on human trafficking and child labor, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

Cathy is also a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)’s Gender Violence and Health Centre, where she has produced policy and service-focused evidence from multiple corners of the world, including Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom and multiple European countries.

Cathy is the author of the World Health Organization's WHO Recommendations for Interviewing Trafficked Women, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and LSHTM's Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Health Providers and other international resource materials for law enforcement, service providers and health professionals.



London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Middlebury College


University of California, Los Angeles



London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Project Contributions

Tackling Exploitative Child Domestic Work in West Africa

A comprehensive assessment of child domestic work in Nigeria and Liberia to inform program design


U.S. Department of State