• Affiliate Instructor, Global Health
  • Affiliate Instructor, Anthropology
  • Director of Impact, Possible

Box 353100
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
United States

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David is a medical anthropologist trained in global public health. He is the Director of Impact for Possible, a non-profit healthcare company that partners with the Government of Nepal to strengthen healthcare delivery systems. There he oversees their impact evaluation strategy and implementation research team, the Healthcare Systems Design Group. David received his B.A. at Cornell University, and his PhD and MPH from the University of Washington, where he is an Affiliate Instructor in the Departments of Anthropology and Global Health. He also co-directs the Nepal Studies Initiative affiliated with the S. Asia Center in the Jackson School of International Studies.

  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
  • BA (Cornell University)
Country Affiliations 
  • Hindi
  • Nepali
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Implementation Science
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • MHealth
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Quality Improvement
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
Affiliated Organizations: 

Harsha A, A Ozonoff, D Citrin, P Thapa, I Nirola, S Maru, R Schwarz, A Raut, B Belbase, S Halliday, M Adhikari, D Maru. 2016. Practical issues in the measurement of child survival in health systems trials: Experience developing a digital community-based mortality surveillance program in rural Nepal. BMJ Global Health. http://gh.bmj.com/content/1/4/e000050

Acharya, B, Lama J, Thapa P, Gauchan B, Citrin D, Ekstrand, M. 2016. Recommendations from primary care providers for integrating mental health in a primary care system in rural Nepal. BMC Health Services Research. https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-016-1768-9/open-peer-review

Raut, A, P Thapa, D Citrin, R Schwarz, B Gauchan, D Bista, B Tamrakar, S Halliday, D Maru, D Schwarz. 2015. Design and implementation of a patient navigation system in a rural district hospital in Nepal: Improving the patient experience in resource-constrained settings. Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation Vol. 3(4): 251-257. http://bit.ly/1Qokc5x

Citrin, D. 2010. The anatomy of ephemeral health care: “health camps” and medical voluntourism in remote Nepal. Studies in Nepali History and Society, Vol. 15(1): 27-72. http://hsdg.partners.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Citrin-2010-SINHAS.pdf

Citrin, D. From remote Nepal, a warning against ahistorical disaster relief. Humanosphere, April 30, 2015. http://www.humanosphere.org/basics/2015/04/from-remote-nepal-a-warning-against-ahistorical-disaster-relief/