COMPETENCIES AND RESULTS
Some career highlights are below:
- I facilitated the successful launch of a prospective clinical registry, by a research collaborative at Columbia University Medical Center. I trained over 45 data coordinators in 24 pediatric heart centers across the US and Canada in complex, clinically-heavy data abstraction. I guided development of site-specific and program level systems and processes, creating efficient workflows for accurate and timely data capture. The goal was faster, more agile access to patient data and analytics, for research, to support treatment decisions for congenital heart disease patients.
- At NYC Health + Hospitals, I supported 17 HIV Clinics in meeting state targets in their clinical endpoints of HIV care. I standardized a process for HIV grant approvals enterprise-wide, and monitored ~60 HIV grants enterprise-wide, totaling $9mil, from the CDC, HRSA, NYSDOH, City Council. Here are my HIV-related grants protocols. I managed the Quality Improvement Learning Network, to support continuous improvement efforts; see our Quality Management Plan.
- I coordinated quarterly grants reporting to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for 17 HIV Clinics. These include enterprise and site-specific HIV testing and linkage, and viral hepatitis patient navigation data.
- I built and led a team to develop and operationalize a national Quality Assessment System. We coordinated expertise and drew on the evidence base to create locally adapted survey tools and methods. Together with Cambodia’s Ministry of Health we measured process quality of care in 637 health facilities in eight USAID-supported provinces. The system is still in use today to inform the Health Sector Strategic Plan.
- I executed an exploratory mission for Aidspan to review Global Fund programming in five Asia Pacific countries. I presented findings from my research and data gathering to senior Ministry of Health officials at the end of each country visit. In Report on the Global Fund Position in Southeast Asia and Western Pacific, commissioned by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DfAT), the pieces on the Artemisinin Resistance Initiative (RAI), Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Philippines were written by me. This consultancy led to other engagements, particularly analysis pieces written for the Global Fund Observer, an industry newsletter produced by Aidspan. See below:
- Writing samples include analyses in an industry newsletter, the Global Fund Observer: Intellectual property and generics competition. Other select technical pieces are below in the next section.
- I supported Cambodia’s proposal to the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) by writing the Health Systems Strengthening component, for inclusion to the full proposal. I worked closely with the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization and other bilateral organizations and civil society groups to ensure an inclusive process.
Technical writing samples:
- Global Fund Observer Issue 286 | 13 May 2016: New Strategy for 2017-2022 reflects The Global Fund’s evolving approach to health systems strengthening
- Global Fund Observer Issue 284 | 6 April 2016: The Global Fund has been backing away from efforts to promote generic competition
- Global Fund Observer Issue 280 | 10 February 2016: Contracts with Sub-recipient resume as Cambodia’s dispute with The Global Fund ends
- Global Fund Observer Issue 278 | 24 December 2015: The TERG recommends measures to enhance health systems strengthening Note: TERG is the Technical Evaluation Reference Group, an independent advisory group accountable to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria
- Global Fund Observer Issue 274 | 04 November 2015: Global Fund has no immediate plans to promote the inclusion of the new malaria vaccine in the programs it supports
- Global Fund Observer Issue 273 |19 October 2015: Marking a progression in its HIV landscape, Vietnam chooses a civil society PR
- Global Fund Observer Issue 271 |23 September 2015: Turning a funding crisis into opportunity
- Global Fund Observer Issue 264 |15 April 2015: Turning the page on the past, Cambodia looks to NFM as a fresh start
- I developed the Health Systems Strengthening component of Cambodia’s country proposal to the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). I worked with civil society groups, the World Health Organization and bilateral organizations, and the Ministry of Health to incorporate it into the final country proposal.
Creative writing samples:
- Wrote Wikipedia page | 2019: Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children
- Multicultural Kid Blogs | 23 May 2019: One More Mile and the Cookie’s History!
- Spence-Chapin Services for Family and Children | 20 March 2019: Building families, Nurturing communities: The important role of social workers in adoption
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