Ashley Sheffel, DrPH ’19, MPH, uses research to improve maternal and child health and measurements of quality of care in low-resource settings.
evaluation; quality of care; health facility assessments; maternal health; child health
Experiences & Accomplishments
My research interests center around methods for monitoring health systems and capacity building for implementing evaluation methods at the country level. My research aims to improve maternal and child health in low-resource settings with a focus on (1) efforts to improve the measurement of quality of care for maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) interventions, and (2) large-scale effectiveness evaluations of MNCH programs.
Honors & Awards
Delta Omega (2019)
Sheffel A., Zeger S., Heidkamp R., Munos, MK. (2019). Development of summary indices of antenatal care service quality in Haiti, Malawi and Tanzania. BMJ Open, 2019;9(12):e032558. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032558
Sheffel, A., Wilson, E., Munos, M., Zeger, S. (2019). Methods for analysis of complex survey data: An application using the Tanzanian 2015 Demographic and Health Survey and Service Provision Assessment. Journal of Global Health, 2019;9(2):020902. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7189/jogh.09.020902
Sheffel, A., Heidkamp, R., Mpembeni, R., Bujari, P., Gupta, J., Niyeha, D., Aung, T., Bakengesa, V., Msuya, J., Munos, M., Kennedy, C. (2019). Understanding client and provider perspectives of antenatal care service quality: a qualitative multi-method study from Tanzania. Journal of Global Health. 2019;9(1):011101. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7189/jogh.09.01101
Sheffel, A., Karp, C., Creanga, A. (2018). Utility of Service Provision Assessments and Service Availability and Readiness Assessments for monitoring quality of maternal and newborn health services in low-income and middle-income countries. BMJ Global Health, 2018 Nov 26;3(6):e001011. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001011
O’Neill, K., Takane, M., Sheffel, A., Abou-Zahr C., Boerma T. (2013) Monitoring service delivery for universal health coverage: the Service Availability and Readiness Assessment. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2013 Dec 1;91(12):923-931. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.12.116798