Safia Jiwani
Safia Jiwani

Safia Jiwani, MSPH

  • Research Associate

Departmental Affiliations

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

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E8031
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

P:  443-2874784



MSPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2016
BSc, McGill University, 2011

Honors and honors

Nancy Stephens Student Support Fund, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: awarded May 16th 2016

Research Interests

  • Maternal Newborn and Child Health in LMICs
  • Obesity among adolescent and adult women in LMICs
  • Measuring the quality of antenatal care services
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programs
  • Mortality Surveillance Systems and strengthening CRVS in LMICs.


Publications from the last 5 years

  • de Cosio FG, Jiwani SS, Sanhueza A, Soliz PN, Becerra-Posada F, Espinal MA (2016) Late Maternal Deaths and Deaths from Sequelae of Obstetric Causes in the Americas from 1999 to 2013: A Trend Analysis. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0160642. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0160642
  • Countdown to 2030 Collaboration.. Countdown to 2030: tracking progress towards universal coverage for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health. Lancet. 2018 Apr 14;391(10129):1538-1548. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30104-1
  • Grant C, Nawal D, Guntur SM, Kumar M, Chaudhuri I, Galavotti C, Mahapatra T, Ranjan K, Kumar G, Mohanty S, Alam MA, Das A, Jiwani S. 'We pledge to improve the health of our entire community': Improving health worker motivation and performance in Bihar, India through teamwork, recognition, and non-financial incentives. PLoS One. 2018 Aug 30;13(8):e0203265. doi: 10.1371/ journal.pone.0203265
  • Carrillo-Larco RM, Jiwani SS, Diez-Canseco F, Kanter R, Beratarrechea A, Irazola V, Ramirez-Zea M, Rubinstein A, Martinez H, Miranda JJ; GISMAL Group.. Implementation Tells Us More Beyond Pooled Estimates: Secondary Analysis of a Multicountry mHealth Trial to Reduce Blood Pressure. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2018 Nov 1;6(11):e10226. doi: 10.2196/10226. PubMed PMID: 30389646; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6238100
  • Amouzou A, Leslie HH, Ram M On behalf of the Countdown Coverage Technical Working Group, et al Advances in the measurement of coverage for RMNCH and nutrition: from contact to effective coverage BMJ Global Health 2019;4:e001297.