Ellen Brazier, MA, MS

Senior Research Scientist

Ellen Brazier is a Senior Research Scientist at the ISPH. Ellen has an MA in International Affairs and an MS in Statistics, and she is currently pursuing a doctorate in Epidemiology. Ellen’s 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 program implementation and evaluation related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has designed and led multi-country research initiatives, and has worked in a variety of 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.

Recent publications:

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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.

E Brazier, B Bassane, D Diallo, E Themmen. Increasing access to and use of skilled maternity care during childbirth: practical experience and lessons learned from Burkina Faso. SOGC Special Report. Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. 2008.

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