• Clinical Instructor, Global Health
Susan Thompson

Health Alliance International
1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 350
Box 354809
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

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Susan Thompson, MPH is a public health practitioner specializing in the design and delivery of maternal and child health programs in low resource settings. She has worked on maternal and child health, family planning and HIV programs in the countries of Indonesia, Timor-Leste and Cote d’Ivoire. Specialized areas of interest are women’s reproductive health, maternal and child health, mHealth, health system strengthening, health workforce training and program evaluation. She currently serves as Director of Timor-Leste Programs for Health Alliance International, a non-profit organization and a center of the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Health and a B.A. in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Washington and has a clinical faculty appointment in the Department of Global.

  • MPH (University of Washington)
  • BA (University of Washington)
Country Affiliations 
  • Indonesian
Health Topics 
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Community-Based Primary Health Care
  • Family Planning
  • Gender
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Outcomes
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Operations Research
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Quality Improvement
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 

 Thompson S, Mercer M. Integrating Child Spacing with Maternal Care in Post-conflict Timor-Leste. Book Chapter in Global Case studies in Maternal and Child Health. White, R. 2014.

 Mercer M, Thompson S, de Araujo R. The role of international NGOs in Health System Strengthening: The Case of Timor-Leste. International Journal of Health Services. Vol 44. No. 2. 2014.

 Meiksin R, Meekers D, Thompson S, Hagopian A, Mercer M. Domestic Violence, Marital Control, and Maternal, Birth, and Family Planning Outcomes in Timor-Leste. Maternal Child Health J (2015) 19:1338–1347

 Juan N, Unger J, Thompson S, Hofstee M, Jing G, Mercer M. Does Mobile phone ownership predict better utilization of maternal and newborn health services? A cross-sectional study in Timor-Leste. BMC pregnancy and Childbirth. (2016) 16:183