Ms Katherine Theiss-Nyland MPH

Research Degree Student


 My education background includes a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Sociology from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley. 

In Malawi, I worked on malaria and shistosomiasis prevention programs, as well as HIV education and support services.    In Ethiopia, I worked on quality laboratory and diagnostic service, improvements in maternal mortality, and new vaccine introductions. 

While at UC Berkeley, and when at the World Health Organization, I worked on systematic reviews and meta-analysis of maternal and reproductive health outcomes. 




 My research focuses on integrating health services.  Specifically, on the integration of LLINs for malaria provention with routine EPI and ANC services.  The goal is to support countries, especially in the developing world, to improve the delivery of intergrated services.  This may be in the form of models for schedule identification and decision making, frameworks for integrated service delivery strengthening, or the selection of appropriate monitoring tools to measure success.  

Research areas

  • Child health
  • Global Health
  • Maternal health
  • Public health
  • Reproductive health
  • Vaccines


  • Epidemiology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
  • Malaria


  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Rwanda

Other interests

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