I am an instigator, global trekker, voracious reader, life-long learner, music enthusiast, fashionista and fiercely dedicated to my family and friends. While I was born in Montreal and raised in New Hampshire, my family originally hails from Malawi -- the Warm Heart of Africa. For me, home is where the heart is, and my heart is in many places, including Malawi, the United States, Ghana, Kenya and Ethiopia.
For over ten years, I have worked on global health initiatives. My focus has been on mobile health (mHealth) or the application of mobile phones and other information and communication technology (ICT) for health systems strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa. With my training in international public health, obstetrics and gynecology and clinical and translational science, I am regularly involved in the design, development, implementation and assessment of public health interventions. On numerous occasions, I have functioned as an expert adviser, manager, coordinator, researcher and lead consultant for organizations such as UNICEF, the United Nations Foundation, Malaria No More, Management Sciences for Health, the World Health Organization and Columbia University. Most recently, I had served as the (Interim) Deputy Director for HealthEnabled, a non-profit entity based in South Africa that provides digital health and health systems strengthening technical and strategic advisory support to governments and implementing partners. Presently, I have resumed independent advising, but spend the majority of my time focused on my residency training in obstetrics and gynecology.
In the past, I have also served as junior faculty for an intensive global health course as part of the Harvard Summer Program. The course, Innovating for Health Transformation in Africa, was led by a multi-disciplinary team from the Massachusetts General Hospital's Global Health Innovation Laboratory (formerly the Division for Global Health and Human Rights). Most recently, as a resident, I also serve as a clinical instructor with the Tufts University School of Medicine, helping teach (and learn from) medical students.