PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2014
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2008
BA, Albion College, 2005
I am a health system researcher, with training in international studies and global public health systems. My research aims to contribute to understanding how to better intervene in complex systems in order to ensure responsive, quality, and people-centered access to health services, particularly for vulnerable and under-served populations.
Using mixed methods and participatory approaches, I focus on implementation research, M&E of complex health system policies and interventions, and policy analysis. I am fascinated by system learning and adaptation, particularly in the context of system reforms and transitions (such as programmatic transitions), strengthening governance and accountability, mobility and migration in health workforce labor markets, strengthening urban health systems, and enhancing interdisciplinarity in health systems research.
I currently teach “Systems thinking in public health: Applications of Key Methods and Approaches” (as well as an adaptation of the course on Coursera), "Organizing for Public Health: A Systems Approach", and "Systems Thinking: Concepts and Methods" at JHSPH. I also lead the systems thinking component of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control's Scholars Program.
Honors and Awards
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars – Title VIII Short Term Fellowship: Eastern European Studies – 2014Johns Hopkins Lipitz Policy Fund Public Health Policy Pilot Award – 2011Albion College Top 10 in 2010 Young Alumni Award – 2010Johns Hopkins School of Public Health - Health Systems Award – 2010USAID Global Health Bureau Exemplary Achievement – 2009Albert Schweitzer Baltimore Fellowship – 2007-2008 Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Departmental Scholarship – 2006-2008John Snow Inc. Award in International Health – 2006President Bernard T. Lomas Project 250 Leadership Award – 2002 & 2003Albion College Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Summer Research Grant – 2004Albion College Prentiss M. Brown Honors Institute Member – 2001-2005Albion College Presidential Scholarship Recipient – 2001-2005