Agbessi Amouzou
Agbessi Amouzou

Agbessi Amouzou, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • International Health (Primary)
    • Division: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliations

  • Institute for International Programs

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E5616
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

P:  410-614-5204
E: aamouzo1@jhu.edu


Education

PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2006
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2003
MSc, University of Yaoundé, 1997
MSc, University of Lomé, 1994
BSc, University of Lomé, 1993

Overview

My research interests include measuring and monitoring coverage of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) interventions and mortality, assessing socio-economic inequalities in MNCH as well as social and behavioral determinants of fertility and family planning. I am particularly interested in the effectiveness evaluation of large scale MNCH programs in low income countries.

Honors and honors

2010 Global Health Faculty Award

2004 Delta Omega Honorary Society, Public Health Alpha Chapter

2001-2006 Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health’s doctoral scholarship

1995-1997 United Nations Population Fund’s Scholarship for Master in demography

1990-1994 Government of Togo's undergraduate college scholarship

Research Interests

  • Demography
  • child health and mortality
  • coverage of maternal, newborn and child health interventions
  • health equity
  • large scale program evaluation
  • household surveys

Publications

Selected publications since 2015

  • Victora CG, Barros AJ, Franca GV, Silva ICM, Carvajal L, Amouzou A. 2017. The contribution of poor and rural populations to national trends in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health coverage: analyses of cross-sectional surveys from 64 countries. The Lancet Global Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30077-3
  • Amouzou A, Hazel E, Shaw B, Miller N, Tafesse M, Mekonnen Y, Moulton L, Bryce J, Black R. 2016. Effects of the integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illness strategy on child mortality in Ethiopia: A cluster randomized trial. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 94(3):596-604. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0586.
  • Amouzou A, Kanyuka M, Hazel E, Heidkamp R, Marsh A, Mleme et al. 2016. Independent evaluation of the integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illness strategy in Malawi using a national evaluation platform design. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 94(3):574-83. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0584
  • Bryce J, Amouzou A, Victora C, Jones G, Silva S, Hill K, Black RE and the RMM Working Group. 2016. Real time monitoring of under-five mortality: Lessons for strengthened vital statistics systems. PLoS Med 13(1): e1001904. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001904
  • Hill K, Brady E, Zimmerman L, Montana L, Silva R, Amouzou A. 2015. Monitoring Child Mortality Change Through Household Surveys: Test of two new approaches based on summary birth histories. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0137713. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0137713