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Monisa Aijaz, MD, MPH

Monisa Aijaz

Monisa Aijaz, MD, MPH

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Rosenau Hall
  • CB #7445
  • 135 Dauer Drive
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Monisa Aijaz is a physician who, while practicing in India, recognized the need for effective implementation of evidence-based interventions. Following the completion of the MPH program, she has supported the WHO Collaborating Center’s work on adaptive leadership for service system strengthening and implementation capacity building for low- and middle-income countries. Her research activities include identification of implementation science competencies, identification, and prioritization of adaptive leadership competencies and development of adaptive leadership self-assessment. She is interested in understanding common implementation concepts/variables, measures, and their influence on health outcomes.

Practice Activities

1. Usability testing of effective male outreach strategies to increase the uptake of Title X services by men

2. Establishing a practice-to-policy communication loop to enable a bi-directional flow of information for facilitating the integration of family planning services into primary care services

3. Selecting and implementing the most feasible substance use services for family planning clients

Key Publications

Where do implementation experts acquire their expertise? Results of an international cross-disciplinary survey. Schultes M, Aijaz M, Clug J, Fixsen D. Under Review.

Adaptive Leadership Competencies for the Title X Family Planning Network: a modified Delphi process. Aijaz M, Kim C, Healy J, Loyola Briceno AC, Cody A, Hassmiller Lich K.  Under review.

Implementation Frameworks: Synthesis and Analysis. Fixsen A, Aijaz M, Fixsen D, Burks E, Schultes M. Under review.

Feeling Safe in School: Bullying and Violence Prevention Around the World. Fixsen, D. L., Blase, K. A., & Aijaz, M. (2020). Implementing Social and Emotional Innovations to Eliminate Bullying. In J. Cohen & D. Espelage (Eds.) Harvard University Press.

Book Review. Fixsen, D., Blase, K., & Van Dyke, M. (2019). Implementation practice & science.


MPH, Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2017

MD, Medicine, Rajiv Gandi University of Health Science, 2008

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