PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010
MHA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2002
My research interests remain focused on the conduct of evaluations of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) interventions in low and middle-income countries. Much of my work to date has focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of new technologies and community-based packages of integrated MNCH services, including conducting health impact and outcome assessments; economic analyses (cost-effectiveness/ utility, equity); assessments of MNCH service availability and accessibility; quality of care; health information systems; and ensuring the sufficiency and optimal use of human resources. In recent years, I have additionally worked on numerous large-scale evaluations aimed quantifying burden of disease (e.g maternal and child mortality in Afghanistan); exploring optimal service integration (e.g. Family planning into a platform of MNCH services in Bangladesh); and/or improving services delivery (e.g. midwifery services in Afghanistan; effectiveness of community health workers and community to facility linkages in Tanzania and Bangladesh, etc.).
Beyond my broader interests in MNCH and evaluation research, I am presently the M&E Technical Lead for the Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative. In collaboration with Drs. Alain Labrique, Smisha Agarwal, and Garrett Mehl of WHO we are working with colleagues to establish standards for evaluating the effectiveness of mHealth solutions in a number of settings globally as well as grading the current state of evidence.