Peter Winch, MD
Director, Social and Behavioral Interventions Program
Center & Institute Affiliation(s):
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E5533
Baltimore , Maryland
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/
MD , Queen's University , 1985
MPH , Johns Hopkins University
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 research includes promotion of integrated packages of water and sanitation interventions in Bangladesh, evaluation of an integrated maternal and newborn health program in Tanzania, integrated population-health-environment interventions in Ethiopia, control of postpartum sepsis in Pakistan and Bangladesh and malaria in pregnancy in Mali, and evaluation of outdoor education programs in Baltimore. I also serve as technical advisor with the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Project (MCHIP) for operations research projects on the delivery of maternal and child health interventions conducted by NGOs. I am a partner in the International Center for Maternal & Newborn Health, and I currently provide technical support to maternal-child health and environmental projects in Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
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...
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.
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.
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.