Assistant Professor, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Dr. Silva is an Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences. Currently Dr. Silva serves as Data Strategist and Innovation Team on the USAID-funded Breakthrough RESEARCH project. In this role, Dr. Silva provides oversight to project-wide MEL activities; leads research studies related to Zika and emerging infectious diseases, integrated SBC program sustainability, monitoring and evaluation support for family planning programs in West Africa; and collaborates with staff and partners across the project to apply cutting-edge methodologies to deeply rooted SBC issues to ensure new evidence is brought to light and that relevant data are used for policy and program change. Dr. Silva has over 15 years of experience in international public health in the non-profit sector, academic institutions, and independently as a research and evaluation consultant. Her research areas of interest include the intersection of social and behavior change, and health services research.
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