Ellen Brazier, MA, MS

Senior Research Scientist

Ellen Brazier is a Senior Research Scientist at the ISPH. Her expertise includes population-based surveys, health facility assessments, mixed methods evaluation, as well as project design and management, curriculum development, and behavior change communication. She has 20 years’ experience in sexual and reproductive health program implementation and evaluation in various low-resource settings, including Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, and Togo. Her areas of subject matter expertise include maternal, newborn and adolescent health; gender-based violence; health systems strengthening; quality improvement; and community engagement. She is proficient in French and Swahili.

She is an epidemiology doctoral candidate under the mentorship of Dr. Denis Nash. She plans to focus her dissertation research on disparities in obstetric care in NYC.

Recent publications:

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Tymejczyk O, Brazier E, Yiannoutsos C, Wools-Kaloustian K, Althoff K, Crabtree-Ramírez B, Van Nguyen K, Zaniewski E, Dabis F, Sinayobye JD, Anderegg N, Ford N, Wikramanayake R, Nash D; IeDEA Collaboration. HIV treatment eligibility expansion and timely antiretroviral treatment initiation following enrollment in HIV care: A metaregression analysis of programmatic data from 22 countries. PLoS Med. 2018 Mar 23;15(3):e1002534. doi: 10.1371

E Brazier, R Fiorentino, S Barry, M Diallo, S Millimono. The value of building health promotion capacities within communities: Evidence from a maternal health intervention in Guinea.  Health Policy & Planning. 2015 30(7); 885-894.

E Brazier, R Fiorentino, S Barry, Y Kassé. Rethinking how to promote maternity care-seeking: Factors associated with institutional delivery in Guinea. Health Care for Women International.  2014 35(7-9).

E Brazier, C Andrzejewski, M Perkins, E Themmen, R Knight, B Bassane. Improving Poor Women’s Access to Maternity Care: Findings from a Primary Care Intervention in Burkina Faso.  Soc Sci & Medicine, 2009 69(5); 682-690.

M Perkins, E Brazier, E Themmen,B Bassane, D Diallo. Out-of-pocket Costs for Facility-Based Maternity Care in Three African Countries.  Health Policy and Planning, 2009 24(9); 289-300.

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