My work focuses on vulnerable populations, both in the US and in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently I lead a project called Global Action in Nursing (GAIN) to promote nursing leadership and clinical skill development in Africa. Clinical content of the GAIN project is led by in-country partners and may include maternal neonatal health, cancer risk, and other NCDs. In addition, I work closely with the Institute for Global Health Sciences to explore quality of care in LMICs. I am also affiliated with the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and the Global Cancer Program.
Ph.D., 2005 - Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
What is community engagement and how can it drive malaria elimination? Case studies and stakeholder interviews.
"We were afraid of the lion that has roared next to us"; community response to reactive focal mass drug administration for malaria in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).
'Not all fevers are malaria': a mixed methods study of non-malarial fever management in rural southern Malawi.
Pathogen Clearance and New Respiratory Tract Infections Among Febrile Children in Zanzibar Investigated With Multitargeting Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction on Paired Nasopharyngeal Swab Samples.
Bovine leukemia virus linked to breast cancer but not coinfection with human papillomavirus: Case-control study of women in Texas.
Principles, practices and knowledge of clinicians when assessing febrile children: a qualitative study in Kenya.
Impact of introduction of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria on antibiotic prescribing: analysis of observational and randomised studies in public and private healthcare settings.
Improving prescribing practices with rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs): synthesis of 10 studies to explore reasons for variation in malaria RDT uptake and adherence.
Acute Uncomplicated Febrile Illness in Children Aged 2-59 months in Zanzibar - Aetiologies, Antibiotic Treatment and Outcome.
A qualitative study to assess community barriers to malaria mass drug administration trials in The Gambia.
The usefulness of rapid diagnostic tests in the new context of low malaria transmission in Zanzibar.
Perception of malaria risk in a setting of reduced malaria transmission: a qualitative study in Zanzibar.
Febrile illness management in children under five years of age: a qualitative pilot study on primary health care workers' practices in Zanzibar.
Prevalence of PCR detectable malaria infection among febrile patients with a negative Plasmodium falciparum specific rapid diagnostic test in Zanzibar.
Epstein-Barr virus is seldom found in mammary epithelium of breast cancer tissue using in situ molecular methods.
Limited evidence of human papillomavirus in [corrected] breast tissue using molecular in situ methods.
Epithelial cells in nipple aspirate fluid and subsequent breast cancer risk: a historic prospective study.
A descriptive study of variables associated with obtaining nipple aspirate fluid in a cohort of non-lactating women.
Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast
Leukemia Virus, Bovine
Enzootic Bovine Leukosis
Quality Of Care In Global Health
Global Health Nursing Education
Viral Etiology Of Breast Cancer
Global Health Education
Non-malarial Febrile Illness