Liana is working with a team at the Harvard School of Public Health's dept. of Health Policy and Management to launch and manage the new Harvard Initiative on Global Health Quality (HIGHQ).
Liana completed a BA at Wesleyan University and an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing at LSE and LSHTM as a fully funded Global Grant Fellow. While in London she worked for the WHO and EU Observatory on Health Systems researching incentives for integrated care. Prior to her MSc, Liana studied continuity of Medicaid coverage with CMS and was a Global Health Corps Fellow at Partner’s In Health’s PACT Project. PACT worked with US health centers, from Dorchester to the Navajo Nation, to integrate Community Health Workers (CHWs) into primary care. A Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Liana has also worked and conducted comparative research with CHW programs in 11 countries. Projects included: lateral support and referral amongst maternal/child CHWs in Bangladeshi slums (BRAC), psychosocial programming for caregivers of HIV+ children in Tanzania (EGPAF) and evaluation of performance based financing within CHW cooperatives (Rwandan Ministry of Health).