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Victoria B. Chou, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E5518
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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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. She collaborates with diverse partner organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, and jhpiego to conduct analyses using the Lives Saved Tool (LiST) and has provided advanced training and on-going technical assistance for the application of the evidence-based tool to users from governmental agencies, sponsored programs, and international NGOs. Her previous work focused on capacity-building and estimating the impact of child survival and family planning interventions in USAID's 24 maternal and child health (MCH) priority countries.

With extensive experience in basic science, clinical research, and global health, her academic training includes a MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a PhD in International Health. Her dissertation research, conducted as a Fulbright fellow from 2008-2009, included a large population-based follow-up study of 4,500 mother-child pairs in rural Nepal to examine the impact of young maternal age on maternal and child health outcomes.

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

  • Lives Saved Tool (LiST)
  • Maternal, neonatal, and child health

Selected publications from the last 2 years:

  • Bhutta ZA, Das JK, Bahl R, Lawn JE, Salam RA, Paul VK, Sankar MJ, Blencowe H, Rizvi A, Chou VB, Walker N. (2014). Can available interventions end preventable deaths in mothers, newborn babies, and stillbirths, and at what cost? Lancet 384(9940): 347-70.
  • Powell-Dunford N, Quesada JF, Malsby RF, Chou V, Gerhardt RT, Gross KR, Shackelford SA (2014). Risk Management Analysis of Air Ambulance Blood Product Administration in Combat Operations. Aviat Space Environ Med 85: 1130-5.
  • Drew J, Chou VB, Miller C, Borg B, Ingalls N, Shackelford S. (2015). Clearing the Cervical Spine in a War Zone: What Other Injuries Matter? Military Medicine 180(7): 792-97.