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Linda Bartlett

Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Linda Bartlett is a medical doctor and epidemiologist with more than 30 years of experience in clinical and public health practice.

Dr. Bartlett has 23 years of experience in maternal and perinatal health epidemiology, public health and program implementation both in developed and developing country settings, including in refugee and conflict/post-conflict settings. Currently an Associate Scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dr. Bartlett's career has included Health Canada, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF. She has designed and implemented programs to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and built technical capacity on assessment of maternal and neonatal health, and has spent much of the last 12 years working on maternal health issues among Afghans. She is currently the principal investigator of a large maternal mortality study in Afghanistan, a survey to assess the quality of facility-based maternal and newborn care in 7 countries in Africa, a study in Bangladesh and Pakistan to develop a tool for CHWs to identify postpartum sepsis, and an evaluation of the impact of maternity waiting homes on facility delivery rates in rural Kenya. Dr. Bartlett’s interests encompass three main areas – measurement of maternal outcomes, assessing and improving the quality of obstetric care in facilities, and developing and testing interventions that can be used in community settings.

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