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Nancy Puttkammer (2014)

Nancy Puttkammer (2014)

Dr. Nancy Puttkammer began her studies in the PhD program in 2010, and worked at the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) within the UW Department of Global Health (DGH) throughout the course of her PhD studies.  Nancy worked closely with her Co-Chairs, Dr. Steven Zeliadt and Dr. Scott Barnhart, to produce her dissertation, "Data Quality and Data Use in a Clinical Information System in Haiti," before graduating in 2014. Nancy’s research interests include electronic medical record implementation, data demand and information use, and implementation science research in HIV care and treatment programs in low resource settings.  Her dissertation addresses adherence and retention within Haiti’s national program for HIV antiretroviral therapy and leveraging a national EMR system for quality improvement, and was recently featured in an I-TECH article.

Nancy earned her MPH in Community Health Education from the University of California Berkeley in 1995. Prior to beginning her PhD, Nancy pursued a Fulbright in Mali, West Africa and worked for two decades on strengthening HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in the US and internationally. Since 2003, she has worked at I-TECH, most recently as a Research & Evaluation Advisor working on projects in Haiti and Kenya.

In October 2014, Nancy was appointed to an Acting Assistant Professor position in the UW Department of Global Health.