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Heidi W. Reynolds, PhD

Heidi W. Reynolds, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Director of Evaluation for the MEASURE Evaluation project
Carolina Population Center
  • MEASURE Evaluation
  • Carolina Population Center
  • 123 W Franklin St, Suite 330
  • CB 8120
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Dr. Heidi W. Reynolds is the Director for Evaluation for the MEASURE Evaluation project based at the Carolina Population Center as well as an associate professor in the Department of Maternal and Child Health.

MEASURE Evaluation Phase IV is a USAID funded project with the objective to enable countries to strengthen their health information systems (HIS) and use that information for decision making at all levels. As Director for Evaluation, Dr. Reynolds provides direction and technical oversight to the project’s health areas and evaluation portfolios and leads the project's Learning Agenda that is designed to generate evidence about how to strengthen HIS.

Her areas of expertise include evaluation, health services research and integration. Recent work includes evaluations of organizational networks for health service integration in Ethiopia and of HIV prevention programs for key populations in Ghana. Dr. Reynolds is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and Fulbright doctoral scholar.

Honors and Awards

Fulbright Scholar

2001, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dissertation Grant in Women’s Health

2001, Woodrow Wilson-Johnson & Johnson


1999-2001, Carolina Population Center

Athlete of the Year

1993, Purdue University

John Purdue Club Scholar/Athlete of the Year

1993, Purdue University

Key Publications

Improving referrals and integrating family planning and HIV services through organizational network strengthening. Thomas JC, Reynolds HW, Bevc C, Tsegaye A. (2015). Health Policy and Planning.

Development of a Nationally Coordinated Evaluation Plan for the Ghana National Strategy for Key Populations. Reynolds HW, Atuahene K, Sutherland E, Amenyah R, Kwao ID, Larbi ET, Quaye S.  (2015). Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research.

The effect of women’s property rights on HIV: A search for quantitative evidence. Tumlinson K, Thomas JC, Reynolds HW.  (2014). AIDS Care.

Integration opportunities for HIV and family planning services in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: an organizational network analysis. Thomas JC, Reynolds HW, Bevc C, Tsegaye A. (2014). BMC Health Services Research.

A Systematic approach to the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of integrated health services. Reynolds HW, Sutherland E.  (2013). BMC Health Services Research, 13.

A guide to improving use of health data for health system strengthening. Nutley T, Reynolds HW.  Global Health Action, 6.


PhD, Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002

MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998

BA, Anthropology (Sociology Concentration), Purdue University, 1993

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