Martha Madison Campbell PhD

Lecturer, Interdisciplinary MPH Program
Director, International Population Dialogue

Dr. Campbell is a lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. In the 1990s she directed the population program, including reproductive rights, in the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. In 2000 she created Venture Strategies for Health and Development (VSHD), and in 2008 VSHD established its partner organization Venture Strategies Innovations. She has long been interested in world population growth, women’s empowerment, and issues of scale. She published in 2006, with medical doctors Malcolm Potts and Nuriye Hodoglugil, the first comprehensive review of the broad range of barriers in many countries that limit women’s reproductive options. With Dr. Ndola Prata and Potts she published in 2012 “The Impact of Freedom on Fertility Decline,” their paradigm explaining the slowing of population growth in a human rights framework. Dr. Campbell has written and presented on the widespread silence about the population subject since the 1990s, and the costly results around it. She serves on the boards of World Health Partners in New Delhi, the Margaret Pyke Trust in London, and the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) in Nairobi, Kenya. Her degrees are from Wellesley College and the University of Colorado.

Research Interests: 
  • International population growth issues in context of development and health
  • Family planning
  • Over-use of incarceration in the United States
Profile Updated: April 30, 2014