• Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health
Caryl Feldacker

International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
Department of Global Health, University of Washington
901 Boren Avenue, Suite 1100
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

Phone Number: 
206-543-3456
Email: 
cfeld@uw.edu
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Biography 

As senior Research and Evaluation advisor for the International Training and Education Center for Health’s (I-TECH’s) voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program implemented in 21 rural districts in Zimbabwe. Dr. Feldacker leads operations research and contributes to strategic decision making for high-quality service provision. She provides technical assistance to quality assurance interventions for prevention, identification, and correct classification of adverse events including designing job aids to simplify clinical information and developing tools for active surveillance. Previously, as I-TECH seconded staff, Feldacker provided technical assistance to expand the capacity of the Lighthouse Trust (Malawi’s largest public ART clinic) to build robust and sustainable systems for the collection of strategic information. She guided the design, development, and pilot of a point-of-care, electronic data system to integrate ART and TB patient management in partnership with the Malawi MoH and National TB program. Previously, she worked as a Research Associate for MEASURE Evaluation to monitor and evaluate integrated population, health, and environment programs and HIV prevention programs in several countries including Angola and Mozambique. Her previous work examined the influence of community- and individual-level risk factors on HIV transmission in rural Malawi using both quantitative and spatial regression methodologies.

Education 
  • PhD (University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill))
  • MPH (Tulane University)
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Education and Training
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Implementation Science
  • Male Circumcision
  • Metrics and Evaluation
Publications 

Tweya H, Feldacker C, Heller T, Gugsa S, Ng’ambi W, Nthala O, Kalulu M, Chiwoko J, Banda R, Makwinja A, Phiri S. 2017. Characteristics and outcomes of older HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in Malawi: A retrospective observation cohort study. PLOS ONE. Accepted 6/28/2017.

Feldacker C, Bochner AF, Herman-Roloff A, Holec M, Murenje V, Stepaniak A, Xaba S, Tshimanga M, Chitimbire V, Makaure, S, Hove J, Barnhart S. Makunike B. 2017. Is it all about the money? A qualitative exploration of the effects of performance-based financial incentives on Zimbabwe's voluntary male medical circumcision program. PLOS ONE. Accepted March 7, 2017.

Bochner AF, Feldacker C, Makunike B, Holec M, Murenje V, Stepaniak A, Xaba S, Balachandra S, Tshimanga M, Chitimbire V, Barnhart S. 2017. Adverse Event Profile of a Mature Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Program Performing PrePex and Surgical Procedures in Zimbabwe. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 20:21394.

Xiao Y, Bochner AF, Makunike B, Holec M, Xaba S, Tshimanga M, Chitimbire V, Barnhart S, Feldacker C. 2017. Challenges in data quality: the influence of data quality assessments on data availability and completeness in a voluntary medical male-circumcision programme in Zimbabwe. BMJ Open; 6:e013562. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013562

Tweya H, Feldacker C, Gadabu O, Ng’ambi W, Mumba S…& Phiri S. 2016. Developing a point-of-care electronic medical record system for TB/HIV co-infected patients: experiences from Lighthouse Trust, Lilongwe, Malawi. BMC Research Notes, 9:146, DOI: 10.1186/s13104-016-1943-4.