Floriza Gennari is a behavioral scientist with joint affiliation as an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University. Her expertise is in the nexus between public health, social and behavior change, and the prevention and response to violence against women and children. Her current role focuses on developing the violence against children (VAC) portfolio, and providing strategic research on the gendered aspects of VAC, including its intersection with violence against women, and between VAC and health. Floriza previously worked for over 15 years with organizations such as the World Bank, PAHO/WHO, UNICEF, and NGOs, and was based in Mozambique, Eswatini, and Botswana. Floriza holds a DrPH in Health Behavior from The George Washington University, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health in Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.