PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
MS, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2000
Victoria B. Chou is a faculty member in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). She collaborates with diverse organizations including UN agencies, USAID, and academic partners to conduct analyses using modeling approaches to guide evaluation and program planning. She has provided advanced training and technical assistance for the Lives Saved Tool (LiST) as an evidence-based platform used by donors, governmental agencies, sponsored programs, and international NGOs. She leads the The Value of Immunization Compendium of Evidence (VoICE) project and her previous work focused on capacity-building and estimating maternal and child health (MCH) impact in USAID's 25 priority countries.
With extensive experience in global health, clinical research, and basic science, her academic training includes a MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a PhD in International Health. Her dissertation research was conducted as a Fulbright fellow and she led a large cross-sectional study to examine the influence of young maternal age on health outcomes for 4,500 mother-child pairs in rural Nepal. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), she joined the JHSPH faculty in the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control (GDEC) Program.
Honors and Awards
Council of Women World Leaders Public Health Fellow – National Government of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Department of Health and Social Affairs
Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) Nominee – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Wendy Klag Memorial Fund Scholar – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Fulbright U.S. Student Grant – J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
SREB-State Doctoral Dissertation Scholar – Doctoral Scholars Program of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
New Investigator in Global Health (NIGH) Award – Global Health Council
Global Field Experience Fund Award – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health