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Melinda Kay Munos, PhD

Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliation(s):

International Health


PhD , Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2012
MHS , Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2009


My research aims to improve maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) in low-resource settings.  Currently, this includes evaluations of large-scale MNCH health programs to estimate and explain the impact of these programs on under-five mortality and intermediate outcomes. 

I am also interested in improving measurement of coverage of MNCH interventions, particularly neonatal interventions.

Honors and Awards

Delta Omega (2012)

Sommer Scholars (2011)

Robert and Helen Wright Fellowship in International Health (2010)

NIH Training Grant in International Maternal and Child Health (2009)

evaluation, child health, neonatal health, intervention coverage, quality of care, West Africa

  • Marsh A, Munos MK, Baya B, Sanon D, Gilroy K, and Bryce J. Using LiST to Model Potential Reductions in Under-five Mortality in Burkina Faso. BMC Public Health 2013; 13(Supp3): S26.

  • Fischer-Walker CL, Munos MK, and Black RE.  Quantifying the indirect effects of key child survival interventions for pneumonia, diarrhea, and measles.  Epidemiol Infect 2013; 141(1): 115-131.

  • Amouzou A, Habi O, Bensaïd K, and the Niger Countdown Case Study Working Group. Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study. Lancet 2012; 380(9848): 1169-1178.

  • Shah RZ, Munos MK, Winch PJ, Mullany LC, Mannan I, Rahman SM, Rahman R, Hossain D, El Arifeen S, and Baqui AH.  Community-based health workers achieve high coverage in neonatal intervention trials: a case study from Sylhet, Bangladesh.  J Health Popul Nutr 2010; 28(6): 610-618.

  • Munos MK, Fischer-Walker CL, and Black RE.  The effect of oral rehydration solution and recommended home fluids on diarrhea mortality. Int J Epidemiol 2010; 39(Supplement 1): i75-87.