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Assistant 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 from the last 5 years
  • 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.
  • Munos MK, Mullany LC, Maiga A, Baya B, and Bryce J. Coverage and determinants of newborn feeding practices in rural Burkina Faso. J Perinatol 2014; 34(5):369-74.
  • Fischer-Walker CL, Munos MK, and Black RE. Quantifying the indirect effects of key child survival interventions for pneumonia, diarrhea, and measles. Epidemiol Infect 2013; 141(1):115-131
  • Munos MK, Fischer-Walker CL, and Black RE.  The effect of oral rehydration solution and recommended home fluids on diarrhea mortality. Int J Epidemiol 2010; 39(Supplement 1): i75-87.
Alive & Thrive
Real Accountability: Data Analysis for Results - RADAR
Countdown to 2030 Exemplars in Global Health Maternal and Neonatal Mortality
Exemplar Study in Niger: In-depth Retrospective Case Study of Success Factors in the Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality.
Improving Nutrition Coverage Measures in Nepal
Real Accountability: Data Analysis For Results (RADAR)
Regional scoping study for the West Africa Capacity-building and Impact Evaluation (WACIE) Program
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
Assessment of mortality data and surveillance in five West African countries