• Clinical Instructor, Global Health

Seattle, WA
United States

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Gena Barnabee is a Research and Evaluation Advisor for the International Training and Education Center for Health's Namibia program (https://www.go2itech.org/where-we-work/namibia/). Gena leads research and evaluation activities and contributes to strategic decision-making on the program's implementation of HIV prevention interventions for adolescent girls and young women. She provides technical assistance to optimize delivery of pre-exposure prophylaxis including designing job aids, monitoring and evaluation tools, and developing strategies to support uptake and persistence. Gena also provides technical assistance in the areas of monitoring and evaluation and implementation science to other DGH projects.

Her previous work has focused on implementation science and human resources for health including an evaluation of the feasibility and effectiveness of an integrated facility- and community-based approach to TB household contact investigation in Ethiopia and qualitative research on the impact of an mHealth intervention to improve maternal and neonatal mortality on the health workforce in Timor-Leste.

  • MPA (University of Washington)
  • MPH (University of Washington)
  • BA (University of Georgia)
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Health Topics 
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Implementation Science
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Prevention
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Quality Improvement
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O’Malley, G., Barnabee, G., Mugwanya, KK (2019). Scaling-up PrEP Delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa: What Can We Learn from the Scale-up of ART? Current HIV/AIDS Reports. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11904-019-00437-6.

Tefera, F., Barnabee, G., Sharma, A., Feleke, B., Atnafu, D., Haymanot, N., O’Malley, G., Feleke, G. (2019). “Evaluation of facility and community-based active household tuberculosis contact investigation in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Health Services.