• Affiliate Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, Anthropology
  • Director of Evidence to Policy, Possible
  • Director, Nepal Studies Initiative, South Asia Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

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University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
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David Citrin, PhD, MPH is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Anthropology, and leads the South Asia Center's Nepal Studies Initiative in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Dr. Citrin is also the Director of Evidence to Policy at Possible where he works to ensure the organization translates experience from its integrated care delivery model into learning that shapes policy in Nepal, and globally. He co-leads Possible's implementation science program, and seeks to ensure equitable and ethical working relationships between academic and innovation partners and the organization's work in Nepal. Dr. Citrin received his BA from Cornell University, and his PhD and MPH from the University of Washington. He is also Co-Editor of HIMALAYA, the journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan 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
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Quality Improvement
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Citrin, D and P Thapa, I Nirola, S Pandey, LB Kunwar, J Tenpa, B Acharya et al. (2018). Developing and Deploying a community healthcare worker-driven, digitally-enabled integrated care system for municipalities in rural Nepal. Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. doi.org/10.1016/j.hjdsi.2018.05.002

Citrin, D, A Mahat, H Bista. NGOs, Partnerships, and public-private discontent in Nepal’s healthcare sector. (2018). Medicine Anthropology Theory 5(2). doi.org/10.17157/mat.5.2.529

Citrin, D and S Mehanni, B Acharya, L Wong, I Nirola, R Serchan, B Gauchan, et al. (2017). Power, potential, and pitfalls in global health academic partnerships: Review and reflections on a model in Nepal. Global Health Action. doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2017.1367161

Harsha, A, A Ozonoff, D Citrin, P Thapa, I Nirola, Sheela Maru, R Schwarz et al. (2015). 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. doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000050

Citrin, D. (2010). The anatomy of ephemeral health care: “health camps” and medical voluntourism in remote Nepal. Studies in Nepali History and Society 15(1): 27-72.