Scott Halliday is a PhD student in the Global Health: Implementation Science program. Scott has 9 years of experience in global health delivery and healthcare systems strengthening with a focus on Nepal and South Asia. Scott works with Possible, an organization that improves healthcare for underserved communities in rural Nepal via a partnership with a local implementer—Nyaya Health Nepal—and the Government of Nepal. Scott previously assisted with program coordination for the Nepal Studies Initiative and served as Managing Editor for the journal, HIMALAYA. His intersecting research interests include implementation of professionalized community health worker programs, methods for estimating neonatal and child mortality, and leveraging routine health information systems for programmatic improvement and impact evaluation. Through his doctoral training he aims to position himself to lead multi-site studies that inform scale-up of evidence-based programs that improve population health outcomes, minimize cost growth, and respond to global health inequities and public-sector delivery gaps. He also wishes to leverage his doctoral training to teach the fundamentals of global health at the undergraduate level, lead undergraduate study abroad programs in global health, and facilitate implementation science methods training programs with public sector officials and colleagues.
- Boston University, MS, 2014