• Affiliate Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, Anthropology
  • Implementation Research Advisor, Possible
  • Research Collaborator, Medic Mobile
  • Director, Nepal Studies Initiative, South Asia Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

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David Citrin, PhD, MPH is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Anthropology, and serves as a Senior Research Collaborator with Medic and an Implementation Research Advisor with Possible. Over the past fifteen-plus years, his work has focused on the ethics of global health and global health partnerships; designing digital tools and health information systems for care coordination and M&E; and mixed methods implementation research to strengthen public sector healthcare systems. Dr. Citrin teaches Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health (GH201) and co-founded the South Asia Center's Nepal Studies Initiative in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
  • BA (Cornell University)
Country Affiliations 
  • Hindi
  • Nepali
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Community Health Workers
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Health Technologies
  • Implementation Science
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Maternal Mortality
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Quality Improvement
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • 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.