Department of Global Health and Population
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

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I use descriptive, experimental, and quasi-experimental methods to study the coverage, costs, and quality of maternal and child healthcare services in low-resource settings. The goal of my research is to inform the design of policies and programs that improve access to high quality healthcare services among underserved populations.

I am currently working on several projects on vaccination programs in low- and middle-income countries, with a focus on how to expand program coverage. I am also working on several projects on healthcare provider behavior and decision-making, with an eye towards understanding how to improve provider adherence to evidence-based standards of care.


I recently completed my PhD in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. My doctoral training focused on health economics and quantitative research methods, including both econometric and epidemiologic methods. I hold a BA in Government from Cornell University and an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge.

Prior positions: 

I previously worked on the Policy & Market Shaping team at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in Geneva, Switzerland. Before joining Gavi, I worked on data collection and analysis for quantitative and qualitative evaluations of health and education programs as a Research Analyst at Laterite in Kigali, Rwanda.  I have also worked with Thinkwell Global, UNAIDS, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and the Clinton Foundation.



Peer-reviewed publications:

Clarke-Deelder E, Suharlim S, Chtatterjee 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. 


Haber N, Clarke-Deelder E, Salomon JA, Feller A, and Stuart L. 2021. MedRxiv. "Policy evaluation in COVID-19: A graphical guide to common design issues."

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)


“Know-do gaps in integrated management of childhood illness in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa” (with Günther Fink and Gil Shapira)

“Quality of care for postpartum hemorrhage in referral hospitals in Kenya: a direct clinical observation study" (with Jessica Cohen and Margaret McConnell)

“Provider perceptions of quality of care for sick children: a discrete choice experiment in rural Tanzania” (with Redempta Mbatia and Elysia Larson)




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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