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Postdoctoral Research Collaborator
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute

School LIbrary


I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Household Economics and Health Systems Research Unit of the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health at the Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute. I am part of the global Quality Evidence for Health Systems Transformation  (QuEST) Network.

My research focuses on maternal and child health, with the goal of informing policies and programs that increase access to high-quality, evidence-based health care around the world. My work draws on my interdisciplinary training in economics, epidemiology, and statistics.


I received a PhD in Population Health Sciences from Harvard University in 2021, an MPhil (with Merit) in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge in 2013, and a BA (Summa Cum Laude) in Government from Cornell University in 2012. Prior to completing my PhD, I worked at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance in Geneva, Switzerland and Laterite in Kigali Rwanda.


Also available on Google Scholar.

Peer-reviewed publications:


Clarke-Deelder E, Opondo K, Oguttu M, Burke T, Cohen J*, McConnell M*. 2022. Forthcoming in American Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics: Maternal and Fetal Medicine. Immediate postpartum care in low- and middle-income countries: a gap in health care quality research and practice. (*Shared senior authorship)


Henry J, Clarke-Deelder E, Han D, Miller N, Opondo K, Oguttu M, Burke T, Cohen J, McConnell M. 2022. Forthcoming in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. “Health care provider’s knowledge of clinical protocols for postpartum hemorrhage care in Kenya: a cross-sectional study.” 


Feldhaus I, Suharlim C, Clarke-Deelder E, Chatterjee S, Brenzel B, Resch S, Bossert T. 2022. Forthcoming in Social Science & Medicine. “Examining decentralization and managerial decision making for child immunization program performance in India.”


Clarke-Deelder E*, Rokicki S*, McGovern M*, Birabwa C, Cohen J, Waiswa P. 2022. Global Mental Health. “Experiences of COVID-19 Policy Measures and Mental Health in Uganda: Cross-Sectional Evidence from a Mobile Phone-Based Population Survey.” (*Shared first authorship)

Clarke-Deelder E, Eliakimu E, Mbatia R, Bohren M, Mashasi I, Larson E. 2022. Tropical Medicine and International Health. “Measuring user experience of care among caregivers of sick children: validation and descriptive analysis in a sample of 75 health facilities in rural Tanzania.”​

Haber NA, Clarke-Deelder E, Salomon JA, Feller A, Stuart E. 2021. American Journal of Epidemiology. “Impact Evaluation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Policy: A Guide to Common Design Issues.”

Clarke-Deelder E, Suharlim S, Chatterjee S, Brenzel L, Ray A, Cohen JL, McConnell M, Resch S, Menzies NA. 2021. Health Policy and Planning. Impact of campaign-style delivery of routine vaccines: a quasi-experimental evaluation using routine health services data in India.

Portnoy, A., Vaughan, K., Clarke-Deelder, E., Suharlim, C., Resch, S. C., Brenzel, L., & Menzies, N. A. 2020. Producing Standardized Country-Level Immunization Delivery Unit Cost Estimates. PharmacoEconomics, 1-11.

Clarke-Deelder E, Shapira G, Samaha H, Frische G, and Fink G. 2019. BMC Public Health. Quality of care for children with severe illness: An assessment of 366 cases of severe under-5 disease in Congo, DRC. 

Munk C, Portnoy A, Suharlim C, Clarke-Deelder E, Brenzel L, Resch S, and Menzies N. 2019. BMC Health Services Research. Systematic review of the costs and effectiveness of interventions to increase infant vaccination coverage in low- and middle-income countries

Clarke-Deelder E, Vassall A, and Menzies N. 2019. Value in Health. Estimators used in multi-site healthcare costing studies in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and simulation study. 



Resch S, Menzies NA, Portnoy A, Clarke-Deelder E, O’Keefe L, Suharlim C, Brenzel L. 2019. “How to cost immunization programs: a practical guide on primary data collection and analysis.”

Bilinski A, Birger R, Burn S, Chitwood M, Clarke-Deelder E, Copple T, Eaton J, Ehrlich H, Erlendsdottir M, Eshghi S, Farid M, Fitzpatrick M, Giardina J, Gonsalves G, Hsieh YL, Iloglu, Kao Y, MacKay E, Menzies N, Mulaney B, Paltiel D, Perniciaro S, Phillips M, Rich K, Salomon J, Sherak R, Shioda K, Swartwood N, Testa C, Thornhill T, White E, Williamson A, York A, Zhu J, and Zhu L. 2020. MedRxiv. “Defining high-value information for COVID-19 decision-making.”

Clarke E, Kallenberg J, Brooks A, Getchell M. 22-23 June 2016. “Report to the Gavi Alliance Board: Health System and Immunisation Strengthening Support.”


Clarke E, Kallenberg J, Brooks A, Getchell M. 7-8 October 2015. “Report to the Gavi Alliance Programme and Policy Committee: Review of Gavi’s Model for Direct Financial Support to Countries.”


The Adolescent Girls Initiative in Rwanda: Final Evaluation Report. June 2015. The World Bank. (with Ioana Botea, Shubha Chakravarty, Sarah Haddock, Sachin Gathani, Dimitri Stoelinga, and Bélise Kangabe)


Save the Children Literacy Boost: Baseline Study for the Community Component. May 2014. Save the Children Rwanda. (with Sachin Gathani and Annabelle Wittels)



Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health​

  • Developed materials for and co-led a workshop teaching programming in R to doctoral students 

  • Workshop materials can be found here


Spring 2018

Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

PHS 2000b (Doctoral level course)

  • Teaching Fellow for Professors Jessica Cohen, Tyler Vanderweele, and Jarvis Chen

  • Topics included: instrumental variables, difference-in-differences, regression discontinuity designs, interrupted time-series analysis, interaction and mediation, propensity scores, marginal structural models for causal inference with time-varying confounding, missing data


Fall 2017, Fall 2018

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

RDS 280 (Masters-level course)

  • Teaching Fellow for Professor Ankur Pandya

  • Topics included: health state preference elicitation, decision modeling using decision tress, cost-effectiveness analysis



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