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Peter Winch, MD

Director, Social and Behavioral Interventions Program

Note new email is pwinch@jhu.edu

Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

International Health
Division: Social and Behavioral Interventions
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (Joint)
Health, Behavior and Society (Joint)

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E5533
Baltimore , Maryland   21205
US

410-955-9854
410-502-6733

Social and Behavioral Interventions Program: http://www.jhsph.edu/departments/international-health/academic-programs/social-behavioral-interventions/
Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute: http://e2shi.jhu.edu/
Johns Hopkins Water Institute: http://water.jhu.edu/

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Education

MD , Queen's University , 1985
MPH , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 1988

Overview

I am Director of the Social and Behavioral Interventions Program in the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  I teach courses on qualitative and formative research and applied medical anthropology.  My research focus is on 1) improving the health of mothers and children in areas where access to health facilities is poor or non-existent, and 2) behavior change interventions and health system responses to global environmental threats.  My current work includes:
1.Promotion of integrated packages of water and sanitation interventions in Bangladesh in partnership with icddr,b (Gates Foundation)
2.Implementation and evaluation of an integrated maternal and newborn health programs in Tanzania in partnership with Jhpiego/Tanzania and the Tanzania Ministry of Health through the Maternal-Child Survival Project (USAID)
3.Integrated population-health-environment interventions in Ethiopia in partnership with the Population-Health-Environment Consortium Ethiopia
4.Formative research on management of postpartum sepsis in Pakistan and Bangladesh (Gates Foundation)
5.Evaluation of outdoor education programs and improving police-youth relations in Baltimore in partnership with Outward Bound (Department of Justice), and
6.Reducing trash accumulation in low-income neighborhoods of Baltimore in partnership with the City of Baltimore Office of Sustainability and McElderry Park Community Association (National Science Foundation).

current work includes
  1. Promotion of integrated packages of water and sanitation interventions in Bangladesh in partnership with icddr,b (Gates)
  2. Implementation and evaluation of an integrated maternal and newborn health programs in Tanzania in partnership with Jhpiego/Tanzania and the Tanzania Ministry of Health through the Maternal-Child Survival Project (USAID)
  3. Integrated population-health-environment interventions in Ethiopia in partnership with the Population-Health-Environment Consortium Ethiopia
  4. Formative research on management of postpartum sepsis in Pakistan and Bangladesh (Gates)
  5. Evaluation of outdoor education programs and improving police-youth relations in Baltimore in partnership with Outward Bound (Department of Justice), and
  6. Reducing trash accumulation in low-income neighborhoods of Baltimore in partnership with the City of Baltimore Office of Sustainability and McElderry Park Community Association (National Science Foundation).

current work includes

1.Promotion of integrated packages of water and sanitation interventions in Bangladesh in partnership with icddr,b (Gates)

2.Implementation and evaluation of an integrated maternal and newborn health programs in Tanzania in partnership with Jhpiego/Tanzania and the Tanzania Ministry of Health through the Maternal-Child Survival Project (USAID)

3.Integrated population-health-environment interventions in Ethiopia in partnership with the Population-Health-Environment Consortium Ethiopia

4.Formative research on management of postpartum sepsis in Pakistan and Bangladesh (Gates)

5.Evaluation of outdoor education programs and improving police-youth relations in Baltimore in partnership with Outward Bound (Department of Justice), and

6.Reducing trash accumulation in low-income neighborhoods of Baltimore in partnership with the City of Baltimore Office of Sustainability and McElderry Park Community Association (National Science Foundation).

 

Honors and Awards

The Dory Storms Child Survival Recognition Award, awarded by the CORE Group (www.coregroup.org), October 2011; Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence for online version of the course Introduction to International Health for academic year 2005-2006; Advising, Mentoring and Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA) for academic years 1992-1993, 1998-1999 and 2003-2004, Student Assembly, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; James H. Nakano Citation of the National Center for Infectious Diseases of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for outstanding paper published in 2002

I am Professor and Director of the Social and Behavioral Interventions (SBI) Program in the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  I have been teaching since 1988, have served as academic advisor for over 100 students, and teach courses on qualitative and formative research and applied medical anthropology.  My research focus is on 1) improving the health of mothers, newborns and young children in areas where access to health facilities is poor or non-existent, and social, cultural and economic factors affecting the introduction of new treatments and therapies to improve the maternal and child health, and 2) global environmental sustainability.  My current research includes promotion of integrated packages of water and sanitation interventions in Bangladesh, evaluation of an integrated matern...

    2014 publications

    Beckham SW, Shembilu CR, Winch PJ, Beyrer C, Kerrigan DL. 'If you have children, you have responsibilities': motherhood, sex work and HIV in southern Tanzania. Cult Health Sex. 2014 Oct 1:1-15. [Epub ahead of print]

    Cooper CM, Ahmed S, Winch PJ, Pfitzer A, McKaig C, Baqui AH. Findings from the use of a narrative story and leaflet to influence shifts along the behavior change continuum toward postpartum contraceptive uptake in Sylhet District, Bangladesh. Patient Education and Counseling. 2014; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2014.09.007 [Epub ahead of print]

    Corluka A, Hyder AA, Winch PJ, Segura E. Exploring health researchers' perceptions of policymaking in Argentina: a qualitative study. Health Policy Plan. 2014;29 Suppl 2:ii40-ii49.

    Gonsalves LM, Donovan S, Ryan VD, Winch PJ. Leveraging Integrated Population, Health, and Environment Programming to Implement Community-Based Distribution of Contraceptives in Rural Ethiopia: A Qualitative Case Study. Studies in Family Planning. 2014 December (In press).

    Hanif H, Bastos FI, Malta M, Bertoni N, Winch PJ, Kerrigan D. Where does treatment optimism fit in? Examining factors associated with consistent condom use among people receiving antiretroviral treatment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AIDS Behav. 2014;18(10):1945-54.

    Henry EG, Lehnertz NB, Alam A, Ali NA, Williams EK, Rahman SM, Ahmed S, Arifeen SE, Baqui AH, Winch PJ. Sociocultural factors perpetuating the practices of early marriage and childbirth in Sylhet District, Bangladesh.  International Health 2014; doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihu074. [Epub ahead of print]

    Hurley EA, Warren NE, Doumbia S, Winch PJ. Exploring the connectedness of rural auxiliary midwives to social networks in Koutiala, Mali. Midwifery. 2014; 30(1): 123-129.

    Leontsini E, Winch PJ. Increasing handwashing with soap: emotional drivers or social norms? Lancet Glob Health. 2014;2(3):e118-9.

    McMahon SA, George AS, Chebet JJ, Mosha IH, Mpembeni RN, Winch PJ. Experiences of and responses to disrespectful maternity care and abuse during childbirth; a qualitative study with women and men in Morogoro Region, Tanzania. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014;14:268.

    Poulsen MN, Spiker ML, Winch PJ. Conceptualizing community buy-in and its application to urban farming. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. Manuscript 2014-0859, accepted for publication.

    Poulsen MN, Hulland KRS, Gulas CA, Pham H, Dalglish SL, Wilkinson RK, Winch PJ. Growing an Urban Oasis: A Qualitative Study of the Perceived Benefits of Community Gardening in Baltimore. Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment. (Accepted for publication)

  • 2013 publications

    Ahmed S, Norton M, Williams E, Ahmed S, Shah R, Begum N, Mungia J, Lefevre A, Al-Kabir A, Winch PJ, McKaigC, Baqui AH. Operations research to add postpartum family planning to maternal and neonatal health to improve birth spacing in Sylhet District, Bangladesh. Global Health: Science and Practice 2013, 1:262-276.

    Arnold BF, Null C, Luby SP, Unicomb L, Stewart CP, Dewey KG, Ahmed T, Ashraf S, Christensen G, Clasen T, Winch PJ et al: Cluster-randomised controlled trials of individual and combined water, sanitation, hygiene and nutritional interventions in rural Bangladesh and Kenya: the WASH Benefits study design and rationale. BMJ Open 2013, 3.

    Dalglish SL, Poulsen MN, Winch PJ. Localization of health systems in low- and middle-income countries in response to long-term increases in energy prices. Globalization and Health. 2013; 9:56.

    Davis TP, Wetzel C, Hernandez Avilan E, De Mendoza Lopes C, Chase RP, Winch PJ, Perry HB. Reducing child global undernutrition at scale in Sofala Province, Mozambique, using Care Group Volunteers to communicate health messages to mothers Care Group peer-to-peer behavior change communication improved child undernutrition at scale in rural Mozambique and has the potential to substantially reduce under-5 mortality in priority countries at very low cost. Glob Health Sci Pract 2013;1(1):35-51.

  • 2013 publications continued

    Dreibelbis R, Winch PJ, Hulland KRS, Leontsini E, Ram PK, Unicomb L, Luby SP. The Integrated Behavioural Model for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene:  a systematic review of behavioural models and framework for designing and evaluating behaviour change interventions. BMC Public Health 2013, 13:1015.

    Ellis AA, Doumbia S, Traore S, Dalglish SL, Winch PJ.  Household roles and care-seeking behaviours in response to severe childhood illness in Mali. Journal of Biosocial Science 2013; 45(6): 743-759.

    Greenspan JA, McMahon SA, Chebet JJ, Mpunga M, Urassa DP, Winch PJ. Sources of community health worker motivation: a qualitative study in Morogoro Region, Tanzania. Human Resources for Health. 2013; 11:52.

    Hanif H, Bastos FI, Malta M, Bertoni N, Surkan PJ, Winch PJ, Kerrigan D. Individual and Contextual Factors of Influence on Adherence to Antiretrovirals Among People Attending Public Clinics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. BMC Public Health BMC Public Health 2013, 13:574.

    Harvey SA, Olórtegui MP, Leontsini E, Asayag CR, Scott K, Winch PJ. Trials of Improved Practices (TIPs): A Strategy for Making Long-Lasting Nets Last Longer?  Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013; 88(6): 1109-1115.

    Hulland KRS, Leontsini E, Dreibelbis R, Unicomb L, Afroz A, Dutta NC, Nizame FA, Luby SP, Ram PK, Winch PJ. Designing a handwashing station for low-income communities in Bangladesh using the Integrated Behavioural Model for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Interventions (IBM-WASH). BMC Public Health 2013, 13:877.

  • Lackritz EM, Wilson CB, Guttmacher AE, Howse JL, Engmann CM, Rubens CE, Mason EM, Muglia LJ, Gravett MG, Goldenberg RL, et al: A solution pathway for preterm birth: accelerating a priority research agenda. The Lancet Global Health 2013, 1:e328-e330.

    Lehnertz NB, Alam A, Ali NA, Henry EG, Williams EK, Rahman SM, Ahmed S, El Arifeen S, Baqui AH, Winch PJ: Local understandings and current barriers to optimal birth intervals among recently delivered women in Sylhet District, Bangladesh. International Health 2013; 5:266-272.

    Mullany LC, Shah R, El Arifeen S, Mannan I, Winch PJ, Hill A, Darmstadt GL, Baqui AH. Chlorhexidine Cleansing of the Umbilical Cord and Separation Time: A Cluster-Randomized Trial.  Pediatrics. 2013; 131 (4): 708-715.

    Roess AA, Winch PJ, Ali NA, Akhter A, Afroz D, El Arifeen S, Darmstadt GL, Baqui AH; the Bangladesh PROJAHNMO Study Group.  Animal Husbandry Practices in Rural Bangladesh: Potential Risk Factors for Antimicrobial Drug Resistance and Emerging Diseases. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013; 89(5): 965-970.

    Sultana R, Mondal UK, Rimi NA, Unicomb L, Winch PJ, Nahar N, Luby SP. An improved tool for household faeces management in rural Bangladeshi communities. Tropical Medicine and International Health 2013; 18(7): 854-860.

    Broaddus ET, Scott KE, Gonsalves LM, Parrish C, Rhodes EL, Donovan SE, Winch PJ. Building Connections Between Officers and Baltimore City Youth: Key Components of a Police–Youth Teambuilding Program. Journal of Juvenile Justice. 2013; 3(1): 48-62.