ELSIE KARMBOR-BALLAH, MD, MMSc

INSTRUCTOR, APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGY

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Biography

Dr. Elsie Karmbor-Ballah is a high-achieving Medical Doctor and a Public Health Clinician with expertise in Global Health Delivery. Her work is focused on maternal and child health research and service delivery. She currently serves as Lead for the Maternal and Child Health Research Team at the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) and an instructor at the College of Health Sciences, both the Masters of Public Health (MPH) and the Bachelor of Public Health (BSPH) Programs. Dr. Karmbor-Ballah is a 2009 graduate of the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine of the University of Liberia and has over five years of clinical experience first at the C. B. Dunbar Maternal Hospital, Bong County and later as the County Health Officer of the Grand Gedeh County Health Team. Dr. Karmbor-Ballah earned the degree of Masters of Medical Science in Global Health Delivery at the Harvard Medical School in May 2018.  Her Master’s thesis focused on the exploration of opportunities and barriers to reduce maternal mortality in Liberia. Findings from the thesis research are published in the peer review journal, Scientific African in titled “Maternal Mortality and the Metempsychosis of User Fees in Liberia: A Mixed-Methods Analysis” with the link https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2019.e00050

QUALIFICATION

MD, University of Liberia, 2009

MMSc, Harvard University, 2018

CURRENT ENGAGEMENT 

 AEPI606 Maternal and Child Health

PHLT505 Social and Behavioral Science

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 PUBLICATIONS

  1. E.G. Karmbor-Ballah, M.P. Fallah and J.B. Silverstein et al. / Scientific African 3 (2019) e0 0 050

Research Project

RESEARCH INTERESTSS

Malnutrition

Social determinants

RESEARCH METHODS

Focus group discussion

Systematic review

Maternal and Neonatal Health in Liberia: A synthesis of evidence and identification of gaps. This is a collaborative research between the University of Liberia and Oxford University to identify gaps in reducing maternal and newborn deaths in Liberia.