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Assistant Scientist
Victoria Chou

Departmental Affiliations

Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Victoria B. Chou, PhD '11, MS, applies research to develop powerful, evidence-based tools for global health advocacy, planning, and evaluation.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E5518

Research Interests

Maternal, neonatal, and child health; Program and impact evaluation; Clinical research; Technical advocacy
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Duke University
Victoria B. Chou is a faculty member in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). Trained in infectious disease epidemiology, her recent work has focused on tools for technical advocacy for maternal, neonatal, and child health in resource-limited settings. She has worked extensively to develop evidence-based tools for global health. At the International Vaccine Access Center, she leads the development of resources including the Value of Immunization Compendium of Evidence, VIEW-hub platform, and the annual Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report. She is currently leading a knowledge management project supported by Gavi about zero-dose children and working on an HPV advocacy supplement.

Dr. Chou has provided advanced training and technical assistance to guide strategic planning, advocacy, and evaluation initiatives and contributes to support a DAIDS-sponsored clinical research site in Kampala, Uganda. With expertise and experience in basic science, clinical research, and global health, Dr. Chou holds a MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and earned a PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She lived and worked abroad in Uganda and Nepal before joining the JHSPH faculty in the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program.
Honors & Awards
Council of Women World Leaders Public Health Fellow – National Government of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Department of Health and Social Affairs
Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) Nominee – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Wendy Klag Memorial Fund Scholar – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Fulbright U.S. Student Grant – J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
SREB-State Doctoral Dissertation Scholar – Doctoral Scholars Program of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
New Investigator in Global Health (NIGH) Award – Global Health Council
Global Field Experience Fund Award – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Select Publications
Selected recent publications:
  • Chou, V. B., Stegmuller, A., Vaughan, K., & Spiegel, P. B. (2021). The Humanitarian Lives Saved Tool: An evidence-based approach for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health program planning in humanitarian settings. Journal of global health, 11, 03102.
  • Lam, F., Stegmuller, A., Chou, V. B., & Graham, H. R. (2021). Oxygen systems strengthening as an intervention to prevent childhood deaths due to pneumonia in low-resource settings: systematic review, meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness. BMJ global health, 6(12), e007468.
  • Roberton, T., Carter, E. D., Chou, V. B., Stegmuller, A. R., Jackson, B. D., Tam, Y., Sawadogo-Lewis, T., & Walker, N. (2020). Early estimates of the indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and child mortality in low-income and middle-income countries: a modelling study. The Lancet. Global health, 8(7), e901–e908.
  • Chou, V. B., Walker, N., & Kanyangarara, M. (2019). Estimating the global impact of poor quality of care on maternal and neonatal outcomes in 81 low- and middle-income countries: A modeling study. PLoS medicine, 16(12), e1002990.
  • Chou, V. B., Bubb-Humfryes, O., Sanders, R., Walker, N., Stover, J., Cochrane, T., Stegmuller, A., Magalona, S., Von Drehle, C., Walker, D. G., Bonilla-Chacin, M. E., & Boer, K. R. (2018). Pushing the envelope through the Global Financing Facility: potential impact of mobilising additional support to scale-up life-saving interventions for women, children and adolescents in 50 high-burden countries. BMJ global health, 3(5), e001126.
IVAC Pneumonia & Diarrhea Progress Report
CHIC: Coalition to Strengthen the HPV Immunization Community
Lives Saved Tool (LiST)
MU-JHU Research Collaboration
VoICE: Value of Immunization Compendium of Evidence