Dr Jean Christophe trained as both a medical doctor as well as a public health professional. He is currently a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He leads the demographic dividend work of the institute and co-chairs the international conference on family planning that happens every two years bringing together more than 4000 professionals working in the domain of family planning and population health.
In the past, he has worked as a clinician in different hospitals in Rwanda before joining Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to pursue his Master of Public Health as a Sommer Scholar. He is one of the first 40 awardees of the 120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders, recognizing his public health practice work through the Healthy People Rwanda, a local non-profit that he founded, as well as the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning that he co-founded.
His current work focuses on promoting evidence-based public health practice and youth leadership for family planning and reproductive health in the developing world particularly the integration of men in family planning and demographic dividend in public health planning and practice.