Amber Peterman is an Research Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work focuses on the intersection of gender and development, with an emphasis on social protection, gender-based violence and adolescent health and wellbeing. Peterman is affiliated with the Transfer Project hosted at the Carolina Population Center, co-leads the Cash Transfer and Intimate Partner Violence Research Collaborative and is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development. She previously worked as a Social Policy Specialist at UNICEF Office of Research—Innocenti and as a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC., Kampala, and Dakar. Peterman obtained her Ph.D. in Public Policy with focus on international maternal and child health from UNC Chapel Hill and BA. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.