Eva Silvestre, PhD

Associate Professor

Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
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Eva Silvestre, smiling, standing on some stairs, outside

Education & Affiliations

PhD, Tulane University
MA, University of Colorado, Boulder
BS, Cornell University


Eva Silvestre works in the monitoring and evaluation of health and education programs domestically and internationally. Her educational background is in nutrition, anthropology, and public health, and she has experience with both quantitative and qualitative data collection. Dr. Silvestre has worked in the areas of HIV prevention, treatment, and communication, reproductive health, health information systems, health systems strengthening, and technology use in healthcare settings. She worked with a regional health bureau in Ethiopia to improve routine health information data quality and use. Dr. Silvestre is currently the Tulane team lead for Data for Impact, a USAID-funded project that focuses on supporting countries to generate and use high-quality data to improve their programs, policies, and -ultimately- health outcomes. The project also focuses on strengthening local partners' technical and organizational capacity to collect, analyze, and use data to support their move to self-reliance. She has been working on providing guidance on how to use routine data in evaluation.

Dr. Silvestre is also a current College Track Mentor for the Tulane Class of 2022 and is now working with the Tulane Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as a data strategist.

Dr. Silvestre was recently named Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. 

Research Areas

  • Health information
  • HIV
  • M&E of health programs


View Dr. Silvestre's publications at her NCBI profile page.


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