Conducting implementation science research to inform national policies and programming.
Assessing, in nine states, India’s national plan to eliminate tuberculosis.
Translating research evidence into policies and practices—such as HIV testing, care, and treatment within refugee settings and malaria treatment in pregnancy—to strengthen health systems in Africa.
Studying the primary factors of poor maternal newborn child health in urban informal settlements, implementing established interventions adapted for informal settlements, and organizing participatory forums for intervention stewards to sustain programs.
Implementing study of social accountability mechanisms in family planning programs and its influence in quality of care and contraceptive use.
Promoting family planning as voluntary and non-coercive, and working with media partners to produce engaging messages, promoted by art, sport, and political young champions.
Assessing the impact of women’s self-help groups on the reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health and nutrition of poor women and their families in rural areas of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Standardizing metrics for performance monitoring of frontline health worker programs; generating critical evidence that advances community health systems; and engaging existing communities of practice.
Conducting surveys in every Indian state to develop a national estimate of the true malnutrition burden among 0 to 19-year-olds, revising policy for nutrition transition, and evaluating initiatives.
Advocating for political, academic, and media commitments to address rapid population growth through greater social acceptance of family planning and accelerated services; engagement with the major political party, ministry, and media; and establishment of a policy group and university research center.