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Ashley
L.
Sheffel
,
DrPH

Assistant Scientist
Ashley Sheffel

Departmental Affiliations

Primary
Division
Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliations

Ashley Sheffel, DrPH ’19, MPH, uses research to improve maternal and child health and measurements of quality of care in low-resource settings.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room W5504
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        

Research Interests

evaluation; quality of care; health facility assessments; maternal health; child health

Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
DrPH
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2019
BA
The College of William and Mary
2004
MPH
George Washington University
2009
Overview

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)

Select Publications

Selected publications:

  • 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

Projects
Real Accountability: Data Analysis For Results (RADAR)