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 of 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 at CUNY School of Public Health & Health Policy under the mentorship of Dr. Denis Nash. She plans to focus her dissertation research on disparities in obstetric care in NYC.

Recent publications:


Yotebieng M, Brazier E, Addison D, Kimmel AD, Cornell M, Keiser O, Parcesepe AM, Onovo A, Lancaster KE, Castelnuovo B, Murnane PM, Cohen CR, Vreeman RC, Davies MA, Duda SN, Yiannoutsos CT, Bono RS, Agler R, Bernard C, Syvertsen JL, Sinayobye JD, Wikramanayake R, Sohn AH, von Groote PM, Wandeler G, Leroy V, Williams CF, Wools-Kaloustian K, Nash D; IeDEA Treat All in sub-Saharan Africa Consensus Statement Working Group. Research priorities to inform "Treat All" policy implementation for people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: a consensus statement from the International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA). J Int AIDS Soc. 2019 Jan;22(1):e25218. doi: 10.1002/jia2.25218.

Tymejczyk O, Brazier E, Yiannoutsos CT, Vinikoor M, van Lettow M, Nalugoda F, Urassa M, Sinayobye JD, Rebeiro PF, Wools-Kaloustian K, Davies MA, Zaniewski E, Anderegg N, Liu G, Ford N, Nash D; IeDEA consortium. Changes in rapid HIV treatment initiation after national "treat all" policy adoption in 6 sub-Saharan African countries: Regression discontinuity analysis. PLoS Med. 2019 Jun 10;16(6):e1002822. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002822. eCollection 2019 Jun.

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).