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Panelists

Bio

Ari Johnson MD is co-founder and CEO of Muso, and Assistant Professor at the University of California San Francisco, Global Health Sciences. A Draper Richards Kaplan Fellow, Ari trained at Harvard Medical School and completed his residency at at the University of California San Francisco. He has conducted research at UCSF, the National Institutes of Health, the International Health Institute, the Medical Research Council of South Africa, Brown University, Harvard University, and the Kuvin Center for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases in Jerusalem. His research focuses include health systems redesign, delays from symptom onset to treatment, CHW performance management, CHW workflow optimization, universal health coverage, reproductive health, and child mortality. Youssouf Keita MD, Muso's Director of Training, has led Muso's clinical training for Community Health Workers, CHW supervisors, nurses, midwives, and doctors. He led the deployment of Muso's 360 Supervision model for CHW performance management, currently being assessed through a randomized controlled trial. When the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak spread to Mali, Youssouf trained a national team of frontline health workers to monitor hundreds of Malians who had been exposed to the virus, to detect, isolate and treat new cases early--efforts that helped to shut down Mali's Ebola outbreak within three months. He trained at the medical school of the University of Bamako, where he conducted research on telemedicine in rural Mali.

Work Location

  • Mali

Organization

  • Muso

Bio

Madeleine Ballard holds a PhD in evaluation science (EBSI) from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and was previously the founding Program Manager of Last Mile Health, a Liberian organisation that trains community health workers to provide primary care in remote villages. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University, Madeleine currently conducts research on the effects of interventions to improve the performance of community health workers and methodological issues related to the evaluation of complex public health interventions.

Work Locations

  • Germany
  • Liberia

Organization

  • Last Mile Health
Elsa Haag

Elsa Haag

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Bio

Elsa joined City Health Works in 2014. As Policy & Research Associate, she works on policy, research and communications in support of City Health Works' innovative payment and delivery model for population health. She also works with City Health Works' health system partners on program evaluations and conducts research to improve City Health Works' services. In her previous role at City Health Works as Operations Analyst, Elsa worked to design, develop and implement City Health Works' custom care coordination software to support health coaches and care managers in program delivery and supported quality improvement efforts through data and program monitoring. Before coming to City Health Works, Elsa worked at the Institute for Public Health Innovation on their community health worker program, Positive Pathways, and interned at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Office of Children's Health Protection. As Convener of the Public Health Club at Earlham College, Elsa led coordination of blood drives, created a tobacco cessation course students take for credit, and developed an internship program at the EPA, among other things. Elsa was a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician at the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad for seven years in high school and college. She received a B.A. with Honors in Neuroscience from Earlham College. Elsa was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • City Health Works
Ari Johnson

Ari Johnson

Panelist

Bio

Ari Johnson MD is co-founder and CEO of Muso, and Assistant Professor at the University of California San Francisco, Global Health Sciences. A Draper Richards Kaplan Fellow, Ari trained at Harvard Medical School and completed his residency at at the University of California San Francisco. He has conducted research at UCSF, the National Institutes of Health, the International Health Institute, the Medical Research Council of South Africa, Brown University, Harvard University, and the Kuvin Center for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases in Jerusalem. His research focuses include health systems redesign, delays from symptom onset to treatment, CHW performance management, CHW workflow optimization, universal health coverage, reproductive health, and child mortality.

Work Location

  • Mali

Organization

  • Muso
Youssouf Keita

Youssouf Keita

Panelist

Bio

Youssouf Keita MD, as Muso's Director of Training, has led Muso's clinical training for Community Health Workers, CHW supervisors, nurses, midwives, and doctors. He led the deployment of Muso's 360 Supervision model for CHW performance management, currently being assessed through a randomized controlled trial. When the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak spread to Mali, Youssouf trained a national team of frontline health workers to monitor hundreds of Malians who had been exposed to the virus, to detect, isolate and treat new cases early--efforts that helped to shut down Mali's Ebola outbreak within three months. He trained at the medical school of the University of Bamako, where he conducted research on telemedicine in rural Mali.

Work Location

  • Mali

Organization

  • Muso
Jim Lloyd

Jim Lloyd

Panelist

Bio

Jim Lloyd, JD, MMP, is a program officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, he supports CHCS’ efforts related to populations with complex medical and social needs, and payment and delivery system reform, including the Transforming Complex Care initiative​, and the Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Learning Collaborative. Prior to joining CHCS, Mr. Lloyd was a research associate at Rutgers University’s Education and Employment Research Center, where he contributed to program evaluations of workforce training initiatives, including a program to provide hybrid and online training to health care workers in rural mountainous areas of the country, and one designed to train community health workers in New Jersey. Mr. Lloyd also worked with the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers to help develop plans for the iPhd integrated data system for the state of New Jersey. Mr. Lloyd received his JD from Fordham University School of Law and a master’s degree in public policy with a concentration on health care policy from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • Center for Health Care Strategies
Anatole  Manzi

Anatole Manzi

Panelist

Bio

Anatole Manzi, PhD, MPhil, MSPH serves as Director of Clinical Practice and Quality Improvement for Partners In Health, a Harvard affiliated global health organization based in Boston MA. In his current role, Dr. Manzi liaises with PIH-supported countries to develop and implement safety and quality improvement strategies and strengthens the integration of quality management with clinical practice. He also maintains relationships and engages with other partners including academic and non-academic global health organizations to support the design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of best practices in patient safety and systems improvement. Previously, Dr. Manzi served as the Director of Global Learning and Training at PIH. In this role, he oversaw the development of clinical guidelines and tools essential for PIH-supported countries to deliver high quality care. Prior to his cross-site roles, he designed and directed the Mentorship, Enhanced Supervision for Healthcare and Quality Improvement (MESH-QI) program, an innovative approach that led to dramatic improvements across core clinical domains including maternal and newborn health, infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases. Dr Manzi served as a member of Rwanda’s National Maternal and Child Health and HIV mentorship technical working groups. As an implementation scienntist, Dr. Manzi's research focuses on measuring the quality of healthcare delivery in resource-limited settings.

Work Location

  • Rwanda

Organization

  • Partners In Health - PIH
Isha Nirola

Isha Nirola

Panelist

Bio

Isha Nirola has been the Community Health Director at Possible (http://possiblehealth.org/) since 2014, leading the Community Health strategy team of forty clinical and community health workers to advance decentralized health care delivery by community health workers in Nepal. She is also currently a Global Health Fellow with UCSF's HEAL Initiative (https://healinitiative.org/). Previously, Ms. Nirola worked was a Senior Technical Advisor and Regional Manager at The Carter Center, where she helped lead the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in South Sudan to achieve a 92% reduction in Guinea Worm disease. Prior to her work in South Sudan, Isha successfully advocated for changes to Indian reproductive health law for the Human Rights Law Network in New Delhi; served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Kiribati as a Health and Community Development worker; and worked as a Health Advocate in Baltimore City. Isha holds an MPH at New York University and will begin her doctorate at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Work Location

  • Nepal

Organization

  • Possible

Bio

Daniel Palazuelos, MD, MPH is a global health implementor-educator who holds positions at Harvard Medical School, the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Partners In Health (PIH). These include: clinical work as an attending on the BWH wards for 10 weeks a year with the hospitalist service; management support for, and mentorship of, the Global Health Equity (GHE) residents at the BWH; clinical and research mentorship in the PIH projects in Mexico and Guatemala; accompaniment of CHW projects across all PIH sites through a quality improvement (QI) task force that hosts summits, authors papers, represents PIH at national and international meetings, and awards internal QI micro-grants. For years, he worked to create the strategy for, and successfully launch, the new health care system strengthening PIH project in Mexico, Compañeros en Salud-Mexico. It is envisioned not only as a service provider for local people in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Chiapas, but also as a platform for both U.S. and Mexican medical trainees to learn about global health and to conduct implementation research. In addition to an emphasis on extensive preparation and on-site mentorship, this program offers collaborators the capacity to support intensive and logistically complex research efforts. Noteworthy examples include: a stepped-wedge unidirectional crossover study of the effectiveness of CHW accompaniment on diabetes and hypertension treatment adherence and clinical outcomes, and a user perception study of how a multi-faceted educational intervention has affected local staff career choices.

Work Location

  • United States

Organizations

  • Brigham And Women's Hospital - BWH
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Partners In Health - PIH