Pierre Barker, MD

Clinical Professor
Maternal and Child Health
Adjunct Professor
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
5th Fl Bioinfomatics Bldg
Campus Box 7217
T: 919-966-1055
F: 919-966-6179

1990 University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa MD, Pediatrics
1979 University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa MBChB

Research interests

  • Global health
  • Quality improvement
  • Implementation and evaluation of health programs

Key publications

Mate KS, Mgubane G, Barker PM (2013)
A quality improvement model for the rapid scale-up of a program to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in South Africa.
Int J Qual Health Care: vol.25(4), p.373-80.

Singh K, Speizer I, Handa, S, Boadu RO, Atinbire S, Parker PM, Twum-Danso NA (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.
JInt J Qual Health Care: Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Colbourn T, Nambia B, Bondo, A, Makwenda C, Tsetekani E, Makonda-Ridley A, Msukwa M, Barker P, et al (2013)
Effects of quality improvement in health facilities and community mobilization through women’s groups on maternal, neonatal and perinatal mortality in three districts of Malawi: MaiKhanda, a cluster randomized controlled effectiveness trial.
Int Health Jan.