Research interests include program evaluation, maternal and child health and training.
I teach Strategic Planning and Marketing for Healthcare Organizations, Research Methods and Statistical Analysis and Financial Management and Control in Non Profit Organizations in the Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration. In addition to my teaching, I serve as the Impact Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor with the USAID-funded Palestinian Health Sector Reform Project in the West Bank.
My work experience in program development, monitoring and evaluation experience on maternal and child health and nutrition and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV spans over 10 years with NGOs such as CARE and EngenderHealth, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey as well as consulting with UNICEF. In my professional life, I have conducted studies on population, nutrition, reproductive health, women and children’s health, communication and training.
I speak, read and write fluent English and Hindi and have worked and traveled in seven countries in Africa and Asia and I am a frequent presenter at professional meetings of the American Evaluation Association.
- Ph.D. (Health Policy and Administration), Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- MPH, Emory University
- M.A. (Social Work), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
- Bangladesh Endline Evaluation 2008
The ACQUIRE Project, E&R Study, 14, New York: EngenderHealth,
- Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Assessment
Atlanta, GA: CARE-USA,
- South Asian Studies: Health (Book Chapter)
In N.J. Smelser and P.B. Baltes (ed.), "International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences," Pergamon, 14643 – 14650,