DPhil Student of Evidence Based Health Care
MPH Population and Family Health, Columbia University 2013
BA Geography modified with Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College 2007
Senior Manager, Global Maternal Neonatal Health, Clinton Health Access Initiative, 2019-2020
Consultant on Severe Malaria, Global Malaria, Clinton Health Access Initiative, 2019
Country Manager, DR Congo, Clinton Health Access Initiative, 2016-2019
Supply Chain Consultant, Cameroon, UNFPA, 2015
Program Manager, Family Planning, Cameroon, Clinton Health Access Initiative, 2013-2015
Community Health Volunteer, Burkina Faso, Peace Corps, 2007-2009
Realist evaluation of networks in LMIC health systems
My thesis focuses on how networks are formed, function, and perform to help solve problems of poor service delivery and quality of care in LMIC health systems. The first phase was a scoping review to develop an understanding of different types of networks and the purposes for which they are used in LMIC health systems. This was followed by a realist review which developed a programme theory explaining how and why networks in LMIC health systems are initiated, form, and function in a way that sets them up to change practices. A realist evaluation to test the programme theory on NEST in Kenya and identify best practices to inform future implementation of networks is ongoing.
Katherine introduces her DPhil Thesis: Understanding how and why networks improve and provide high-quality healthcare and services in LMIC health systems
Developing an understanding of networks with a focus on LMIC health systems: How and why clinical and programmatic networks form and function to be able to change practices: A realist review
Kalaris K. et al, (2023), SSM - Health Systems, 1, 100001 - 100001
Understanding how and why networks improve and provide high-quality healthcare and services in LMIC health systems: a realist review
Kalaris K. et al, (2023), The Global Health Network Collections
Networks of care to strengthen primary healthcare in resource constrained settings.
Agyekum EO. et al, (2023), BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 380
Understanding networks in low-and middle-income countries’ health systems: A scoping review
Kalaris K. et al, (2023), PLOS Global Public Health, 3, e0001387 - e0001387
Networks of Care: An Approach to Improving Maternal and Newborn Health.
Kalaris K. et al, (2022), Glob Health Sci Pract, 10