Kavita Singh Ongechi, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Maternal and Child Health
Curriculum Vitae

REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
206 W.Franklin St/ 407C Rosenau
Campus Box 8120 (CPC) or
Campus Box 7445 (MCH)
Chapel Hill NC 27599, USA
T: 919-445-9272 (CPC) 919-843-5920 (MCH)
F: 919-966-2391


1996  College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY  BA, Biology

1997  The George Washington University, Washington DC  MPH, Maternal and Child Health

2002  The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD  PhD, Population Dynamics

Research activities

Program evaluation of maternal and child health and HIV prevention programs; influence of gender measures on health outcomes; and research focused on reaching vulnerable populations (the poorest, orphans, displaced persons and stigmatized groups) with interventions

 Key Publications

Singh, K., Brodish, P., Haney, E. (2014)
Postnatal Care by Provider Type and Neonatal Death in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Multilevel Analysis.
BMC Public Health: vol. 14, pp. 941

Singh, K., Moran, A., Story, W., Bailey, P., Chavane, L. (2014)
Acknowledging HIV and Malaria as Major Contributors to Maternal Mortality in Mozambique..
International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics: vol. 127(1), pp. 35-40

Luseno, W, Singh, K, Handa, S, Suchindran, C. (2014)
A Multilevel Analysis of the Effect of Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Pilot Scheme on School-age Children’s Health.
Health Policy and Planning: vol. 29(4), pp. 421-32

Singh, K, Speizer, I., Handa, S., Boadu, R., Atinbire, S., Barker, P., Twum-Danso, N. (2013)
Impact Evaluation of a Quality Improvement Intervention on Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Northern Ghana: Early Assessment of a National Scale-Up Project..
International Journal for Quality in Health Care: vol. 25(5), pp. 744-87

Singh, K., Luseno, W., Haney, E. (2013)
Gender Equality and Education: Increasing the Uptake of HIV Testing among Married Women in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
AIDS Care: vol. 25(11), pp. 1452-61