I am a nurse epidemiologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Child Nursing with adjunct appointment in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, and am co-Director of the School of Nursing’s Center for Global Health Nursing. I also serve as a senior technical advisor at Health Alliance International where I specialize in implementation research focusing on intervention development and testing for strengthening health systems (including quality improvement, process flow mapping, cascade analysis, improving quality and use of routine data), and the evaluation of implementation processes to identify drivers of success.
I have spent over 15 years working overseas in resource limited settings in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, most extensively in Mozambique where I was seconded into the Ministry of Health as an advisor in HIV/AIDS care and treatment where I supported the scale-up of both antiretroviral (ART) and pMTCT programs nationally.
Finally, I am a globally recognized expert in the application of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR)in resource limited settings as part of formative and summative evaluation efforts for complex interventions in multi-country implementation research trials.
Mozambique, Kenya, Peru, Pacific Northwest, emergent project in Brazil