• Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health
  • Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, PATH

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Biography 

Julie Rajaratnam is the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning at PATH. She has over ten years of experience in global health research, monitoring and evaluation that includes designing, developing and implementing methods, instruments, and evaluations that measure and inform improvements in global health policies and programs. In addition to leading a team of measurement professionals, Julie represents PATH as a founding member of the Bridge Collaborative, an initiative to catalyze multi-sectoral solutions to global challenges such as climate change, food insecurity, pollution, and poverty alleviation. Prior to PATH, Julie worked with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University Washington (UW). She retains an affiliation with UW as a Clinical Assistant Professor and is a regular guest lecturer in the Department of Global Health. Julie earned a PhD in population, family and reproductive health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, and a BA in biology from Macalester College in Minnesota.

Education 
  • PhD (Johns Hopkins University)
  • BA (Macalester College)
Languages 
  • Spanish
Health Topics 
  • Implementation Science
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Modeling
  • Nutrition, Clean Water, and Food Security
  • Social Determinants of Health
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 
Publications 

Lalwani T, Rajaratnam JK, McOwen J, Gordis DJ, Bowen LA, Bernson J. Assessment of a tool for measuring nonprofit advocacy efforts in India, Uganda, and Yemen. Health Prom Intl; doi:10.1093/heapro/dau063; 2014.

Acharya A, Lalwani T, Dutta R, Rajaratnam JK, Ruducha J, Varkey LC, Wunnava S, Menezes L, Taylor C, Bernson J. Evaluating a large-scale community-based intervention to achieve better pregnancy and newborn health among the rural poor in India. AJPH; 105(1):144-152. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302092; 2015.

Sarma H, Budden A, Luies SK, Lim SS, Shamsuzzaman M, Sultana T, Rajaratnam JK, Craw L, Banwell C, Ali MW, Uddin MJ. Implementation of the World’s largest measles-rubella mass vaccination campaign in Bangladesh: a process evaluation. BMC PH; 19:925. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7176-4; 2019.