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Associate Professor
Melinda Munos

Departmental Affiliations

Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room W5009

Research Interests

evaluation; child health; neonatal health; maternal health; intervention coverage; quality of care; West Africa

Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Stanford University

My research aims to improve maternal, child, and neonatal health in low-resource settings. Most of my research focuses on (1) large-scale effectiveness evaluations of maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) programs to estimate and explain the impact of these programs on mortality, nutrition, and intermediate outcomes, and (2) efforts to improve the measurement of coverage and quality of care for MNCH interventions.

Honors & Awards

Delta Omega (2012)
Sommer Scholars (2011)
Robert and Helen Wright Fellowship in International Health (2010)
NIH Training Grant in International Maternal and Child Health (2009)

Select Publications

Selected publications

  • Niehaus L, Sheffel A, Kalter H, Amouzou A, Koffi A, Munos MK. Delays in accessing high-quality care for newborns in East Africa: An analysis of survey data in Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. J Glob Health. 2024; 14: 04022. 

  • Bryce E, Munos M, Lama TP, Khatry SK, LeClerq S, Katz J. Validation of maternal report of receipt of iron-folic acid supplementation during antenatal care in rural southern Nepal. J Nutr. 2022;152(1):310-8.

  • Munos MK, Blanc AK, Carter ED, Eisele TP, Gesuale S, Katz J, Marchant T, Stanton CK, Campbell H. Validation studies for population-based intervention coverage indicators: design, analysis, and interpretation. J Glob Health. 2018;8(2):020804.

  • Munos MK, Maiga A, Do M, Sika GL, Carter ED, Mosso R, Dosso A, Leyton A, Khan SM. Linking household survey and health facility data for effective coverage measures: a comparison of ecological and individual linking methods using the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey in Cote d'Ivoire. J Glob Health. 2018;8(2):020803.

  • Munos MK, Guiella G, Roberton T, Maiga A, Tiendrebeogo A, Bryce J, Baya B. The prospective independent evaluation of the Rapid Scale-Up in Burkina Faso. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016; 94(3):584-95.

  • Munos MK, Koffi A, Traoré MG, Diakité M, Sangho H, and the Mali RMM Working Group. Strengthening community networks for vital event reporting: community volunteer reporting of vital events in rural Mali. PLOS One 2015; 10(11):e0132164.

Countdown to 2030 Exemplars in Global Health Maternal and Neonatal Mortality
Real Accountability: Data Analysis For Results (RADAR)
Improving Coverage Measurement (ICM) for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
Understanding the Impact of Covid-19 on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health & Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa