• Associate Professor, Global Health
Caryl Feldacker

International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
Department of Global Health, University of Washington
325 9th Avenue
Box 359931
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

Email: 
cfeld@uw.edu
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Biography 

Dr. Feldacker is a highly-experienced global health program evaluator and implementation scientist with an interest in integrating appropriate digital technologies into routine health programs. Her work focuses on generating quality data for effective program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and leveraging this M&E data to improve patient outcomes. Her research portfolio includes HIV, TB, digital health, and male circumcision -- testing innovations that reduce provider workload and maintain patient safety at lower cost. Dr. Feldacker collaborates closely with in-country research partners in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, and Mozambique to inform evidence-based programming and to scale successful interventions for maximum impact.

Education 
  • PhD (University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill))
  • MPH (Tulane University)
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Community Health Workers
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Outcomes
  • Health Promotion
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Implementation Science
  • Male Circumcision
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Operations Research
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Quality Improvement
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 
Publications 

1. Babigumira, J., S. Barnhart, J. Mendelsohn, V. Murenje, M. Tshimanga, C. Mauhy, I. Holeman, S. Xaba, M. M. Holec, B. Makunike-Chikwinya and C. Feldacker (2020). "Cost-effectiveness analysis of two-way texting for post-operative follow-up in Zimbabwe’s voluntary medical male circumcision program." PloS one 15(9): e0239915.
2. Feldacker, C., Holeman, I, Murenje, V, Xaba, S., et al. 2020. "Usability and acceptability of a two-way texting intervention for post-operative follow-up for voluntary medical male circumcision in Zimbabwe." PLOS ONE 15(6): e0233234.
3. Feldacker, C., Murenje, V., Holeman, I., Xaba, S., Makunike-Chikwinya, B., Korir, M., ... & Tshimanga, M. 2020. Reducing provider workload while preserving patient safety: a randomized control trial using 2-way texting for post-operative follow-up in Zimbabwe’s voluntary medical male circumcision program. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 83(1), 16-23.
4. Marongwe, P., Gonouya, P., Madoda, T., Murenje, V., Tshimanga, M., Balachandra, S., ... & Feldacker C. 2019. Trust but verify: Is there a role for active surveillance in monitoring adverse events in Zimbabwe’s large-scale male circumcision program?. PLOS ONE, 14(6), e0218137.
5. Feldacker, C., Bochner, A.F., Murenje, V., Makunike-Chikwinya, B., Holec, M., Xaba, S., Balachandra, S., Mandisarisa, J., Sidile-Chitimbire, V., Barnhart, S. and Tshimanga, M., 2018. Timing of adverse events among voluntary medical male circumcision clients: Implications from routine service delivery in Zimbabwe. PLOS ONE, 13(9), p.e0203292.