has over 30 years' experience in the international development arena, during which time he
has worked in 34 countries around the globe, including eight countries in Asia.
His career spans 11 years working in government, 13 years in academia and 10 years in the private/NGO sector.
He is a former Country Director/Chief of Party for Family Health International in Indonesia and Vice President for Technical Support in FHI's Institute for HIV/AIDS based in Arlington, Virginia, USA.
He spent 12 years on the faculty of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, including a stint as Chair of the Department of International Health and Development.
areas of professional competence include reproductive health/family planning; adolescent health; HIV and AIDS; operations and health systems "research to practice," disease surveillance, survey measurement (including sampling),and program evaluation (especially intervention trials).
also has programmatic experience and professional publications in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition.
has over 60 professional publications to his
credit and has made over 100 presentations at national and international conferences.
work in Asia has included providing technical assistance to National Statistics Offices on large-scale surveys in Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Philippines, Ministries of Health in Indonesia (HIV programming, surveillance) and the Philippines (health surveys, national health information systems development), National AIDS Commissions
in Indonesia (M&E, surveillance, quality assurance) and Papua New Guinea (surveillance), universities in Vietnam (behavioral research), and NGOs
in Indonesia (HIV programming, M&E).
has contributed to program evaluations in China (maternal and child health; family planning), Indonesia (rural electrification, HIV), and Thailand (agricultural development), and led numerous evaluations and operations research studies in Africa and Latin America.
He is also an accomplished trainer having led numerous courses and trainings over the years in both academic and field settings, and has authored/co-authored technical manuals on M&E, surveillance and sampling.
currently lives in Indonesia where he
provides public health and strategic information consulting support to a number of organizations, including the Ministry
of Health, National AIDS Commission
, WHO, UNAIDS, UNFPA, CHAI and FHI
He holds a PhD in Demography from Brown University with specialization in population, health & development.