Dr Neha Singh BA MPH PhD

Research Fellow


I am a public health specialist with experience in both quantitative and qualitative research in addition to programme implementation. I received my MPH in Health Behaviour and Health Education from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a focus on East Africa, and my PhD at LSHTM while coordinating a multi-country trial in Asia and Latin America to improve child nutritional status.

Until recently, I was the technical coordinator of Countdown to 2015’s Health Systems and Policies Technical Working Group, working closely with its co-chairs, Joy Lawn (LSHTM) and Bernadette Daelmans (WHO), on global and national-level tracking of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health policies and health systems. I am now a postdoctoral researcher for Countdown to 2030, focusing on national and subnational-level tracking of policies and systems in lower- and middle-income countries to improve women's and children's health. 




I contribute to teaching and tutoring on the Nutrition in Global Health and Reproductive and Sexual Health Research MSc courses, and the Health Policy, Process and Power module.


My current research focuses on the development and application of global and national-level health system and policy tracking analysis methods in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America. My research interests include advancing the science of health systems and policies measurement, to develop implementation strength metrics to assess women’s and children’s health in all settings with available data, thus allowing for comparisons within and across countries to understand and accelerate progress for reducing preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths.

Research areas

  • Behaviour change
  • Child health
  • Food
  • Health care policy
  • Health policy
  • Health promotion
  • Health systems
  • Implementation research
  • Maternal health
  • Mixed methods
  • Mobile technologies
  • Public health
  • Qualitative methods
  • Reproductive health


  • Epidemiology
  • Nutrition
  • Operational research
  • Policy analysis

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Malnutrition


  • South Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
  • World


  • Afghanistan
  • China
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • South Africa
  • Thailand

Other interests

  • Community Health Workers
  • Community Mobilisation
  • Evaluation
  • Evidence-based Policies
  • Health Related Behaviour
  • Health System Performance
  • Low And Middle Income Countries
  • Nutritional Programming
  • Participatory Approaches To Health
  • Participatory Research
  • health systems strengthening
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