Kavita Singh

Bio

Kavita Singh is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the School of Public Health and a Research Associate for the MEASURE Evaluation project.  Kavita trained as a demographer and epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.  Her research focuses on HIV/AIDS in Africa and child survival in developing countries.  She has a particular interest in improving access to under-five health services, displaced populations and children who have been orphaned because of HIV/AIDS. She has lead a research study looking at HIV risk factors for young women in Zimbabwe utilizing the PLACE methodology and is currently working on PLACE studies in Kenya and Angola.  She has also worked with the Zambian Central Statistics Office (CSO) in conducting national household surveys.  Kavita teaches a course titled International Issues in Maternal and Child Health in the fall semester.  She has lived and/or worked in several African countries – Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya/South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

Contact

919-966-6668
kavita_singh@unc.edu

Languages

English
Hindi
Spanish
Swahili

Areas of Expertise

Breastfeeding
Capacity Building
Complex Emergencies
Data Collection and Management
Data Utilization and Use
Demography
Epidemiology
Family planning
Gender/Equity/Stigma
HIV/AIDS
Malaria
Maternal and Child Health
Neonatal & child Health
Nutrition
Orphans & Vulnerable children
Other Infectious Diseases
Population
Reproductive Health
Sampling

Country Experience

Kenya
Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe