• Clinical Instructor, Global Health
Francis Petracca

International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
901 Boren Ave, Suite 1100
Box 359932
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

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Frances Petracca is a Senior Quality Improvement Advisor for I-TECH. Her professional interests include promoting systems and process quality improvement in health care, monitoring and evaluation of health care worker training, mentoring, and blended learning programs.

  • PhD (University of Washington)
  • BA (University of California (Santa Cruz))
Country Affiliations 
Health Topics 
  • Clinical Mentoring
  • Education and Training
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Quality Improvement
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

Qualitative methodologies, operations research, HIV/AIDS needs assessments, health systems strengthening


BERTMAN, V., PETRACCA, F., MAKUNIKE-CHIKWINYA, B., JONGA, A., DUPWA, B., JENAMI, N., NARTKER, A., WALL, L., REASON, L., KUNDHLANDE, P., DOWNER, A. (2019). Health worker text messaging for blendedlearning, peer support, and mentoring inpediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS care: acase study in Zimbabwe. Human Resource sforHealth 17:41.

O’MALLEY, G., PERDUE, T., and PETRACCA, F. (2013) A framework for outcome evaluation of in-service training of health workers. Human Resources for Health 11:50.

FRYER-EDWARDS, K., ARNOLD, R., BAILE, W., TULSKY, J., PETRACCA, F., and BACK, A. (2006). Teaching Communication Skills: A qualitative study of reflective teaching practices. Academic Medicine 81(7):638-44.