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Victoria B. Chou, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E5518
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

410-614-4733

The Value of Immunization Compendium of Evidence (VoICE)
Lives Saved Tool (LiST)

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Education

PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
MS, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2000

Overview

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 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

  • Maternal, neonatal, and child health
  • Program and impact evaluation
  • Technical advocacy
  • The Lives Saved Tool (LiST)

Selected publications from the last 5 years:

  • Chou VB, Walker N, Kanyangarara M (2019) Estimating the global impact of poor quality of care on maternal and neonatal outcomes in 81 low- and middle-income countries: A modeling study. PLoS Med 16(12): e1002990. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002990
  • Chou VB, Bubb-Humfryes O, Sanders R, Walker N, Stover J, Cochrane T, Stegmuller A, Magalona S, Von Drehle C, Walker DG, Bonilla-Chacin ME, Boer KR. (2018). Pushing the envelope through the Global Financing Facility: potential impact of mobilising additional support to scale-up life-saving interventions for women, children and adolescents in 50 high-burden countries. BMJ Global Health 3:e001126.
  • Kanyangarara M, Chou VB, Creanga AA, Walker N. (2018). Linking household and health facility surveys to assess obstetric service availability, readiness and coverage: evidence from 17 low- and middle-income countries. Journal of Global Health 8(1): 010603.
  • Chou VB, Friberg IK, Christian M, Walker N, Perry H. (2017). Expanding the population coverage of evidence-based interventions with community health workers to save the lives of mothers and children: an analysis of potential global impact using the Lives Saved Tool (LiST). Journal of Global Health 7(2): 020401.
  • Kanyangarara M, and Chou VB. (2017). Linking household surveys and health facility assessments to estimate intervention coverage for the Lives Saved Tool (LiST). BMC Public Health 17(Suppl 4):780.