Welcome! Thank you for visiting. I am Professor in the Department of Health Management, Evaluation and Policy at the University of Montreal School of Public Health and Principal Scientist at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM). I am also Director of the global health track for the Master of Public Health at the University of Montreal.
My research seeks to better understand the social and structural determinants of child health in low- and middle-income countries and to identify innovative approaches to address key challenges limiting children’s potential.
I approach issues of health and development from a holistic perspective that reflects my training in economics, ethics and political philosophy at McGill University, and public health at Yale University. My methodological interests span a wide range of fields related to evidence-based medicine, including evidence synthesis, implementation research, and impact assessment. The conceptualisation, measurement, and implementation of strategies to advance health equity are also fundamental themes.
I aim to do applied work that is anchored in field realities, useful to communities, and informative for policy and practice. I learn (and laugh) the most during fieldwork. My current work focuses on equitable access to childhood vaccines globally and in India. In 2020, our field team became an official Indian not-for-profit organization, Raah Health and Social Development Foundation, whose mission is to accelerate health equity in rural India through community-driven innovation.