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Dr Meghan Kumar

BA MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
of Health Economics

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

After completing PhD work related to economic evaluation of quality improvement in community health programs, I have joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in May 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Health Economics.

I have previously working on mixed methods research around quality of care in community health programs in multiple low- and middle-income countries;  I've been based out of Nairobi, Kenya for nearly ten years.

I have also worked as a consultant on public health issues that affect the region of sub-Saharan Africa, including: community health and task-shifting, malaria drug markets, and the role of the private sector. 


Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Research

My current work is an economic evaluation of a complex intervention in Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, and Tanzania related to newborn health with the NEST360 consortium.

Research Area
Child health
Complex interventions
Economic evaluation
Health care financing
Health care policy
Health systems
Maternal health
Primary care
Quality improvement
Research : policy relationship
Behaviour change
Capacity strengthening
Equity
Evidence use
Global Health
Neonatal health
Implementation research
Discipline
Health economics
Operational research
Policy analysis
Social Sciences
Country
China
Kenya
Malawi
Nigeria
Tanzania
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Digital ≠ paperless: novel interfaces needed to address global health challenges.
Kumar P; Sammut SM; Madan JJ; Bucher S; Kumar MB
2021
BMJ global health
Cost-effectiveness of community health systems strengthening: quality improvement interventions at community level to realise maternal and child health gains in Kenya.
Kumar MB; Madan JJ; Auguste P; Taegtmeyer M; Otiso L; Ochieng CB; Muturi N; Mgamb E; Barasa E
2020
BMJ Global Health
SEEP-CI: A Structured Economic Evaluation Process for Complex Health System Interventions.
Madan J; Bruce Kumar M; Taegtmeyer M; Barasa E; Singh SP
2020
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Using research networks to generate trustworthy qualitative public health research findings from multiple contexts.
Nyirenda L; Kumar MB; Theobald S; Sarker M; Simwinga M; Kumwenda M; Johnson C; Hatzold K; Corbett EL; Sibanda E
2020
BMC Med Res Methodol
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