Nancy has worked for 20+ years in monitoring and evaluation and applied research to improve community health systems in francophone and anglophone Africa, Asia and in Latin America. In her current role at LSTM, she supports METRe to develop and operationalise implementation research and programme evaluation research that improve the analysis and understanding of community health and health systems strengthening, including technical work and capacity building in humanitarian settings in South Sudan and Uganda. She is particularly interested in using mixed methods to understand social factors affecting health system access and to generate actionable data for planning and programming.
Prior to LSTM, her work focused on assessing management and leadership interventions at subdistrict levels and using M&E data to strengthen NGO programmes and government health services in numerous locations, including Haiti, Brazil, Mozambique, Guinea, Philippines, Nepal, and India. She has long term residential experience in Madagascar, Ghana, Georgia, and Nicaragua where she was a health advisor for a Nicaraguan NGO supporting the national recovery from Hurricane Mitch. Nancy holds an MPH (International health) from Yale University and is a third-year Ph.D. student at LSTM.
Nancy's PhD research is on social factors influencing health system access and social barriers to health services among refugees in West Nile region of northern Uganda.