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Peter Winch, MD

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E5533
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

410-955-9854
410-502-6733

Social and Behavioral Interventions Program
Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health Institute

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Education

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

Overview

I am a Professor in 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 Ethiopia4.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), and6.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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

  • Qualitative Research
  • Health Behavior Change
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Maternal and Child Health

Selected recent publications (Out of >20 in 2016 and 2017). Full list is here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1xqgteoe65l5e/bibliography/48350709/public/?sort=date&direction=descending

  • Winch PJ, Thomas ED. Harnessing the power of emotional drivers to promote behaviour change. The Lancet Global health. 2016; 4(12):e881-e882.
  • Caldas SV, Broaddus ET, Winch PJ. Measuring conflict management, emotional self-efficacy, and problem solving confidence in an evaluation of outdoor programs for inner-city youth in Baltimore, Maryland. Evaluation and program planning. 2016; 57:64-71.
  • Singh NS, Jakhaia N, Amonashvili N, Winch PJ. "Finding a way out": Case histories of mental health care-seeking and recovery among long-term internally displaced persons in Georgia. Transcultural psychiatry. 2016; 53(2):234-56.
  • Chase RP, McMahon SA, Winch PJ. "Tell Me What You Don't Remember": Care-Seeking Facilitators and Barriers in the Decade Following Repetitive Blast Exposure Among Army Combat Veterans. Military medicine. 2016; 181(2):116-22.
  • McMahon SA, Kennedy CE, Winch PJ, Kombe M, Killewo J, Kilewo C. Stigma, Facility Constraints, and Personal Disbelief: Why Women Disengage from HIV Care During and After Pregnancy in Morogoro Region, Tanzania. AIDS and behavior. 2017; 21(1):317-329.