• Affiliate Instructor, Global Health
  • Affiliate Instructor, Anthropology
  • Affiliate Instructor, Jackson School of International Studies
  • Affiliate Instructor, Anthropology
  • Director of Impact, Possible

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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
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Raut, A and C Yarbraugh, V Singh, B Gauchan, D Citrin, V Varma, J Hawley, D Schwarz, A Harsha Bangura, B Shrestha, R Schwarz, M Adhikari, D Maru. Design and implementation of a public sector electronic health record system in rural Nepal. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics 2017; 24(2): 001–010.

Acharya, B, D Maru, R Schwarz, D Citrin, J Lama, S Hirachan, M Basnet, P Thapa, S Swar, S Halliday, B Kohrt, N Luitel, E Hung, B Gauchan, R Pokharel, M Ekstrand. 2017. A Model for Partnerships in Mental Healthcare Delivery in Low-Resource Settings. Globalization and Health, 13(2).

Harsha, A, A Ozonoff, D Citrin, P Thapa, I Nirola, Sheela Maru, R Schwarz, A Raut, B Belbase, S Halliday, Duncan Maru. 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.

Raut, A and P Thapa, D Citrin, R Schwarz, B Gauchan, D Bista, B Tamrakar, S Halliday, D Maru, D Schwarz. 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 2015;3(4): 251-257.

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