Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Ellie Brindle to Serve as a Biomarker Consultant for USAID Demographic and Health Surveys

Posted: 5/7/2019 (CSDE Research)

CSDE’s Biodemography Director Ellie Brindle will serve as a biomarker consultant for the Demographic and Health Surveys 8th wave. Since 1984, the USAID-funded DHS Program has provided countries with technical support for implementing hundreds of household surveys in over 90 countries. USAID contracts with ICF International to implement the DHS Program with additional technical assistance from partners including PATH. Ellie provided support for biomarker protocol development, field biomarker data collection training and laboratory training for the previous wave. PATH and UW have just reached an agreement that will allow Ellie to continue to provide technical assistance in support of USAID’s plans to expand its collection of biomarker data in the 8th wave.

More information on the DHS program here and here.