- Assistant Professor, Global Health
International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
Department of Global Health, University of Washington
325 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
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In collaboration with local partners, Dr. Caryl Feldacker focuses on digital health innovations in sub-Saharan Africa to improve the quality of HIV-related care while reducing provider workload and decreasing costs. She is currently PI of four NIH-funded implementation science grants to evaluate her mobile health innovations in Malawi, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. She is also PI on the International Training and Education Center for Health’s (I-TECH) integrated voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program in Zimbabwe where her work helps understand trends in adverse events (AEs), improve program quality to ensure patient safety, assess benefits and risks of performance-based financing, and strengthen data quality for accurate and timely reporting. She has over 18 years of global health experience in strengthening routine program monitoring and evaluation (M&E); closing HIV service delivery gaps; expanding electronic medical record systems to low connectivity clinics; task shifting of healthcare workers; reducing VMMC-related AEs; integrating family planning into HIV-related care; and exploring spatial relationships of HIV-related behaviors.
- PhD (University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill))
- MPH (Tulane University)
- Community Health Workers
- Health Information Systems
- Health Interventions
- Health Outcomes
- Health Promotion
- Implementation Science
- Male Circumcision
- Metrics and Evaluation
- Mobile Health (mHealth)
- Operations Research
- Qualitative Research and Methods
- Quality Improvement
- The Community-based ART REtention and Suppression (CARES) App: an innovation to improve patient monitoring and evaluation data in community-based antiretroviral therapy programs in Lilongwe, Malawi.
- I-TECH Malawi
- I-TECH Mozambique
- I-TECH Zimbabwe
- Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) to Prevent HIV Transmission in Zimbabwe
- Two-way Texting (2wT) to Improve Patient Retention While Reducing the Healthcare Workload in High-Burden Public HIV Clinics in Malawi
Tweya, H., Feldacker, C., Mpunga, J., Kanyerere, H., Heller, T., Ganesh, P., ... & Phiri, S. 2019. The shift in tuberculosis timing among people living with HIV in the course of antiretroviral therapy scale‐up in Malawi. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 22(4), e25240.
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.
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.
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.
Feldacker, C., Murenje, V., Makunike-Chikwinya, B., Hove, J., Munyaradzi, T., Marongwe, P., ... & Sidile-Chitimbire, V. 2020. Balancing competing priorities: Quantity versus quality within a routine, voluntary medical male circumcision program operating at scale in Zimbabwe. Plos One, 15(10), e0240425.