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Dr Tanya Marchant

MSc PhD

Associate Professor

Room
Room 419

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7612 2345

Tanya is an implementation scientist with training in demography (Demography and Health MSc, LSHTM, 1996) and epidemiology (Epidemiology PhD, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, 2001).

She lived in The Gambia at the Farafenni Medical Reseach Centre site 1990-95 working for Harvard School of Public Health; in Ifakara, Tanzania 1997-2000 working for Ifakara Health Institute and Swiss TPH; and in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania 2001-07 working for LSHTM and IHI. Since 2007 Tanya has been based at LSHTM in London while continuing to travel and work in sub-Saharan Africa.  Currently she is the Principal Investigator of the IDEAS project at LSHTM and co-editor of the journal Tropical Medicine & International Health.

Affiliations

Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

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

Teaching

Tanya has been providing support to students on the MSc Public Health for Development (previously Public Health in Developing Countries) since 2007, and is co-module organiser for the statistics and epidemiology module Analysis and Design of Research Studies.

Research

Tanya is interested in how to improve the effective coverage of high quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health care, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Her work has included investigations into women's preferences and priorities for fertility control, testing delivery strategies of insecticide treated mosquito nets for the prevention of anaemia and malaria in pregnancy, and understanding the effectiveness of innovations designed to improve maternal and newborn health.  Through this work Tanya has placed emphasis on the use of evidence for evaluation concurrently with its use for programme improvement, working with project, district and national level actors to support data-informed decision making.    Tanya currently supervises three PhD students, all of whom investigate issues of measurement or health care delivery for girls, women, and newborns in low-income settings.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Maternal health
Public health
Quality improvement
Equity
Evaluation
Evidence use
Neonatal health
Implementation research
Reproductive health
Discipline
Epidemiology
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Country
Ethiopia
India
Nigeria
Tanzania
Uganda
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Quality of routine facility data for monitoring priority maternal and newborn indicators in DHIS2: A case study from Gombe State, Nigeria
Bhattacharya AA; Umar N; Audu A; Felix H; Allen E; Schellenberg JRM; Marchant T
2019
PLOS ONE
Newborn resuscitation in Gombe State, northeastern Nigeria
Marchant T; Exley J; Moxon S
2018
Journal of Global Health
Delaying first birth: an analysis of household survey data from rural Southern Tanzania.
Sedekia Y; Nathan R; Church K; Temu S; Hanson C; Schellenberg J; Marchant T
2017
BMC public health
Effects of the EQUIP quasi-experimental study testing a collaborative quality improvement approach for maternal and newborn health care in Tanzania and Uganda.
Waiswa P; Manzi F; Mbaruku G; Rowe AK; Marx M; Tomson G; Marchant T; Willey BA; Schellenberg J; Peterson S
2017
Implementation science
Improved measurement for mothers, newborns and children in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Marchant T; Bryce J; Victora C; Moran AC; Claeson M; Requejo J; Amouzou A; Walker N; Boerma T; Grove J
2016
Journal of global health
Adding Content to Contacts: Measurement of High Quality Contacts for Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia, North East Nigeria, and Uttar Pradesh, India.
Marchant T; Tilley-Gyado RD; Tessema T; Singh K; Gautham M; Umar N; Berhanu D; Cousens S; Armstrong Schellenberg JR
2015
PloS one
The use of continuous surveys to generate and continuously report high quality timely maternal and newborn health data at the district level in Tanzania and Uganda.
Marchant T; Schellenberg J; Peterson S; Manzi F; Waiswa P; Hanson C; Temu S; Darious K; Sedekia Y; Akuze J
2014
Implementation science
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