Angela Stegmuller is a Research Assistant in the Department of International Health. As part of the LiST team, she facilitates planning and preparation for training workshops and provides administrative and logistic support for projects including the website and on-line resources. She contributes to support multi-country LiST analyses conducted for partner organizations. Angela is a graduate of the University of Delaware and she hopes to continue her education in public health.
Bianca Jackson has a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from the University of Victoria and a Master's degree in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She is a member of the LiST team and the Project Coordinator for the Real Accountability: Data Analysis for Results (RADAR) Project. For the LiST team, Bianca conducts literature reviews to update the evidence base for LiST and conducts LiST analyses for partner organizations.
Emily Carter is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of International Health. In her current role on the LiST team, she works to improve methods for vaccine modeling. She earned a PhD in International Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research has focused on evaluating child health and malaria control programs, and more recently on methods to improve measurement of maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) indicators.
Mufaro Kanyangarara is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of International Health. As part of the LiST team, she conducts quantitative analyses and provides support for statistical issues related to the estimation of model parameters. She earned a PhD in International Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her dissertation research focused on the epidemiology of resurgent malaria in eastern Zimbabwe, where she is originally from.
Neff Walker is currently a Senior Scientist in the Department of International Health. Before coming to Johns Hopkins University he spent four years at UNICEF as the Senior Advisor for estimation and modeling related to the impact of HIV/AIDS as well as serving as UNICEF's focal point for the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group (CHERG). From 1998 through 2003, Neff worked as the Senior Advisor for statistics and modeling at United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS. In both positions a primary focus of his work was the development and implementation of standard methods for estimation and modeling related to disease burden. Prior to working at the United Nations, Neff spent 15 years working as a faculty member in the areas of computer science and human factors. He also served as Co-Associate Director for Internal Relations and Assistant Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Psychology. He earned his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Columbia University and has been an assistant professor at the American University of Beirut and a visiting assistant professor at the University of Michigan. He also has had research interests in movement control, computer-based tutorial systems to promote the acquisition of basic skills, and interpreting graphical representations. Dr. Walker is also an editor for DCP3's Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health publication.
Talata Sawadogo-Lewis is a Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She has experience in project evaluation and qualitative research in low-income settings. She holds a Masters of International Public Health from the University of Sydney. She works in a project management role for some tools on the Real Accountability: Data Analysis for Results (RADAR) Project and is responsible for curriculum and capacity-building resources for LiST. As a native French speaker who is also fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English, she additionally serves as the team’s resident linguist!
Tim Roberton is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of International Health. As part of the LiST team, he focuses on innovation including software development while playing a key role in other IIP projects such as the National Evaluation Platform (NEP) and RADAR. His dissertation research examined the role of community health workers in Burkina Faso and before coming to Johns Hopkins, Tim worked in the Palestinian Territories and the North Caucasus. He has also worked in Banda Aceh, Malawi and Georgia. He has held positions with World Vision and the Australian Red Cross, with responsibility for a range of health projects including mobile medical teams for displaced families, child friendly spaces, rehabilitation of health clinics, and the restoration of blood transfusion services.
Victoria B. Chou is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of International Health. She collaborates with diverse partner organizations including USAID and jhpiego to conduct analyses using the Lives Saved Tool and has provided advanced training and on-going technical assistance for the application of LiST by users from governmental agencies, sponsored programs, and international NGOs. Her previous work with LiST focused on capacity-building and estimating the impact of child survival and family planning interventions in the 24 USAID maternal and child health (MCH) priority countries. With extensive experience in basic science, clinical research, and global health, her academic training includes a MS in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and a PhD in International Health.
Yvonne Tam is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of International Health of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). In her current role, she contributes to the vaccine modeling methods and assumptions in the Lives Saved Tool. She provides training and technical support to colleagues at bilaterals and NGOs on how to use the tool for program planning, evaluation, and advocacy. She also co-coordinates the master program of the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control division in the Department of International Health at JHSPH. Before joining the LiST team, Yvonne worked at WHO to track maternal health policy indicators for the Countdown to 2015 project, and at UNICEF India to evaluate their school-based water and sanitation program. Yvonne received her Master in Health Science from JHSPH.