Abigail Baim-Lance

ISPH Investigator

Ph.D. Anthropology
Johns Hopkins University

M.A. Anthropology
Johns Hopkins University

B.A. Anthropology and the Growth
and Structure of Cities
Haverford College


Dr. Baim-Lance is trained in medical anthropology, and has extensive experience conducting health services research with the aim of improving the quality of services, programs, and interventions for people with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions. Dr. Baim-Lance draws from the social sciences to take a systems approach, studying the organizational factors and processes shaping the delivery of healthcare alongside patient-level ones.

Dr. Baim-Lance has conducted research and analysis, and program development with the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute; the Department of Applied Health Research, University College London; and the Department of Social Medicine at the Amsterdam Medical Center in the Netherlands. Projects have taken place in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and South Africa.

Dr. Baim-Lance’s implementation science experience centers on designing and implementing team-based, multi-disciplinary studies to evaluate public health interventions, programs, and healthcare services. She is also experienced in the use of community-based participatory techniques to produce research that is relevant and feasible in practice.

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Recent publications:  

Baim-Lance, A. Carrying on by ‘Caring With’ in the Shadow of an HIV/AIDS Global Health Intervention’ (2017) in ReValuing Care in Theory, Law, and Policy: Cycles and connections, R Harding, R Fletcher, and C Beasley, eds. Routledge: Oxon, pp 31-47.

Sheringham J, Solmi F, Ariti C, Baim-Lance A, Morris S, Fulop NJ. The value of theory in programmes to implement clinical guidelines: Insights from a retrospective mixed-methods evaluation of a programme to increase adherence to national guidelines for chronic disease in primary care. PLoS One. 2017 Mar 22.

Baim-Lance, A. and C. Vindrola. (2015). Reconceptualizing ‘Impact’ through Anthropology’s Ethnographic Practices. Anthropology in Action. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/aia.2015.220202.

Baim-Lance, A.,Tietz, D., Schlefer, M, & Agins, B. (2015). Healthcare User Perspectives on Constructing, Contextualizing and Co-Producing ‘Quality of Care.’ Qualitative Health Research. DOI: 1049732315569736.

Fransen, M., Beune, E.J.A.J., Baim-Lance, A.M., Bruessing, R.C., & Essink-Bot, M-L. (2014). Diabetes self-management support for patients with low health literacy: Perceptions of patients and providers. Journal of Diabetes. DOI: 10.1111/1753-0407.12191.