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Welcome to my blog on public health and development. I’m an American currently living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where I work with Population Services International (PSI) on public health research throughout the East Africa region. I write about things I find interesting: global health news and policy, economic development, statistical and methodological developments and controversies, and bad science writing. Please note that this blog represents my personal views only, and everything I write here is in a personal capacity only.
I’m originally from Arkansas (USA), and have lived in Washington, DC; Baltimore, Maryland; Princeton, New Jersey; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and New York City, NY. Before PSI I worked at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) as part of its Applied Analytics Team, working on applied research and evaluation work throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to CHAI I was an M&E intern with the Last 10 Kilometers Project (a JSI Research & Training, Inc. project), an online communications and fundraising consultant to nonprofits, and a student researcher with the NYC Dept of Health (in their Epi Scholars program). I have an MSPH in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control from Johns Hopkins and an MPA in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, and am a proud recipient of the Harry S Truman Scholarship. I’ve worked in Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe and traveled to 49 countries.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org (I reserve the right to publish hate mail and novel spam). And here’s my LinkedIn profile.
All views are my own and do not represent the views of my current or past employers, partner organizations, friends, etc.
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