Adanna Chukwuma, Chinyere Mbachu, Margaret McConnell, Thomas Bossert & Jessica Cohen

Adanna Chukwuma (pictured) is a Health Specialist at the World Bank Group, where she leads the health team in Armenia, and supports the design, implementation, and evaluation of projects in Romania, Tajikistan, and India. Her research primarily examines the determinants of the quality and use of health services in low-and-middle income countries. She obtained a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with Distinctions from the University of Nigeria, a Master of Science in Global Health with Distinction from the University of Oxford, and a Doctor of Science in Health Systems from Harvard University.

Chinyere Mbachu is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Her research examines health systems governance and accountability, political economy analysis of health reforms, and translation of research evidence into policy and practice. She is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians.

Margaret McConnell is Associate Professor of Global Health Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her current research combines behavioral economics with field and laboratory experiments to design and evaluate policies to change health and financial behaviors. She is currently working on field trials related to messaging and behavior change, the formation of price expectations for health goods and the design of savings products and their impacts on health and health spending.

Thomas Bossert is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of the International Health Systems Program of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He has many years of experience in international health in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe. His specialties include health reform, decentralization, sustainability and transition, implementation science, social capital, human resources strategic planning and political feasibility analysis.

Jessica Cohen isBruce A. Beal, Robert L. Beal, and Alexander S. Beal Associate Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research interests include the evaluation of maternal and child health programs and policies in sub-Saharan Africa. She has conducted field trials in Africa on malaria, exploring issues related to technology adoption, messaging and behavior change, pharmaceutical supply chains, and sustainable financing. Her current work explores the role of (mis)perceptions of malaria risk on behavior and policy-making and methods to improve the quality of care received at childbirth and in the early postnatal period.