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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Astute Social and Behavioral Scientist and Global Health Practitioner, independent starter, pragmatic optimist, and deeply passionate leader with expertise in: health systems strengthening, program development and implementation, mixed-methods research, monitoring and evaluation, project management, and stakeholder engagement.

Big picture thinker, outgoing, diligent, collaborative, and fastidious, I am able to catalyze action and spearhead the development and execution of large-scale projects. Proven track record of applying wisdom and science to identifying and solving complex social problems; working in a team; meeting tight deadlines; galvanizing discussions; and optimizing and leveraging existing systems, data, and stakeholder relationships to achieve research uptake and accelerate social impact.

  • Program management
  • Mixed-methods research
  • Improvement science
  • Relationship building and nurturing
  • Human-centered design
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Program design and implementation
  • Training
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Evidence mapping
Work History
07/2021 to Current
Program Officer New Jersey Economic Development Authority Nj, NJ,
  • Conceptualize, plan, execute, monitor, and close projects that span internal departments, organizations, geographic regions, and cultures for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative, Civil Registration and Vital Statistics in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines
  • Foster and maintain peer-to-peer relationships with subject matter experts, donors, field employees, partners, and other stakeholders aimed at efficient and effective project and/or moderately complex program implementation
  • Prepare, finalize, and submit narrative and financial project- and/or program-related reports or updates to donors in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • Serve as project liaison for and between internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage significant matters such as project development, project-related budgeting and procurement, and auditing/evaluating project performance
  • Prepare, negotiate, and monitor project- and/or program-related contracts and agreements
  • Represent the CDC Foundation at technical, policy, and strategic planning meetings with internal and external stakeholders
12/2018 to 07/2021
Global Health Consultant Self-Employed City, STATE,

Clients: Dina Towbin and Associates, YLabs Global, Mott MacDonald, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and the University of Texas-Austin Design Institute for Health

  • Provided technical oversight and direction and operational oversight for programmatic and research projects on neglected tropical diseases and immunizations programs in Ghana and Liberia; and a human-centered design pilot program focused on increasing abortion care services for adolescents in Ghana
  • Developed design in health analytical frameworks, research tools, and grant proposals focused on improving health campaigns in Ghana and Liberia
  • Liaised with the United Kingdom Department for International Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and technical partners to strengthen health systems in Africa
  • Liaised with the Ghana Health Service to design and ethically implement primary research activities
  • Applied epidemiologic methods and principles to public health challenges and proposed solutions
  • Developed and submitted research protocols for submission country ethical review boards
  • Identified respondents and locations for research activities and provided field logistic support
  • Managed research documentation and supported documentation of final research outputs and synthesis of qualitative research data
  • Conducted, transcribed, and analyzed qualitative and quantitative data
  • Led monitoring and evaluation workshops
  • Coordinated and managed primary and secondary research activities
  • Stayed abreast of cultural norms and used community-based participatory research to identify complex social challenges and propose solutions
  • Participated in team-building activities to enhance working relationships.
10/2017 to 12/2018
Senior Program Associate-Social Epidemiology The Task Force For Global Health City, STATE,
  • Designed and executed qualitative and quantitative research studies that had an impact on the delivery of neglected tropical diseases program interventions in resource-limited settings
  • Reviewed funding proposals and ensured that they possessed scientific rigor and technical merit, and addressed programmatic challenges
  • Chaired and led research engagement and translation activities by synthesizing research findings, making cultural adaptations to interventions, and building country capacity to sustain change
  • Galvanized discussions with partners to scale new mass drug administration strategies, including the effective engagement of community health workers
  • Worked with the World Health Organization, United States Agency for International Development, and the United Kingdom Department for International Development to facilitate linkages between country programs and local researchers to collaboratively identify implementation challenges and test solutions
  • Worked with country partners to collect and analyze data for decision-making
  • Advised teams on health systems strengthening strategies across countries
  • Conducted and supervised field visits and training in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, and Burkina Faso
03/2016 to 06/2017
East Africa Program Coordinator University Of California-San Francisco City, STATE,
  • Spearheaded and drove the implementation of a randomized control trial in Rwanda funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, catalyzing the successful rollout of a group antenatal care model across 30 healthcare facilities to reduce preterm birth rates
  • Supported and supervised monitoring and evaluation activities in over thirty healthcare facilities across Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda
  • Developed strong relationships with local and international partners and donors to optimize and ensure cross-fertilization of collaborations and opportunities for addressing preterm births in East Africa
  • Engaged senior leaders in efforts to adopt a culture of improvement to achieve high quality of care for mothers and babies
  • Monitored and analyzed qualitative and quantitative data and trends from the quality improvement database, facility assessments, interviews, and plan, do, study, act cycles to identify areas for improvement in healthcare facilities in Kenya and Uganda
  • Mentored healthcare providers and program staff
  • Managed and supported the development of survey and qualitative tools
  • Oversaw field logistics, country teams, vendor contracts, budgets, and translation of study documents
  • Conducted site visits and supervised field operations, including data collection
  • Consulted with subject matter experts to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and sharing of best practices
  • Supported the preparation and dissemination of reports for partners and donors
04/2015 to 02/2016
Oak Ridge Institute For Science And Education (ORISE) Evaluation Fellow Centers For Disease Control & Prevention (Division Of Public Health Information Dissemination) City, STATE,
  • Analyzed and synthesized customer satisfaction data and metrics from surveys and various communication channels to determine program implications
  • Developed tools and systems to collect and review performance measures on an ongoing basis
  • Designed program evaluations for 3 programs
  • Provided ongoing updates and status of evaluation activities to division leadership
  • Developed internal partnerships to collect feedback about congressional budget justification summaries
  • Coordinated and led strategic planning activities for three programs
  • Disseminated key data and evaluation findings to team and division leadership
  • Outlined challenges and proposed solutions
  • Led knowledge translation discussions and articulate implications for program leaders
  • Developed and coordinated the review of strategic plans for programs
Expected in 01/2021
Doctor of Philosophy: Epidemiology
University of Basel, Swiss Public Health Institute - Basel, Switzerland,

Summa cum laude

Expected in 2016
Improvement Advisor Track: Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Institute For Healthcare Improvement | Breakthrough Series - Cambridge, MA

In order to prepare for Director or Improvement Advisor in any organization, this three-day intensive professional development program equips healthcare professionals to adapt proven methods to spread outstanding quality improvements in a Collaborative format.

Expected in 05/2013
Master of Public Health: Health Behavior & Health Education with a specialization in Research Methods
University Of Michigan School Of Public Health - ,
Expected in 05/2011
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology And Global Studies With A Minor in Health, Medicine, And Society
Lehigh University - Bethlehem, PA

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School Attended

  • University of Basel, Swiss Public Health Institute
  • Institute For Healthcare Improvement | Breakthrough Series
  • University Of Michigan School Of Public Health
  • Lehigh University

Job Titles Held:

  • Program Officer
  • Global Health Consultant
  • Senior Program Associate-Social Epidemiology
  • East Africa Program Coordinator
  • Oak Ridge Institute For Science And Education (ORISE) Evaluation Fellow


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Improvement Advisor Track
  • Master of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Arts

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