Martha Silva, PhD, MPH
Education & Affiliations
Martha Silva has over 15 years of experience in international public health in the non-profit sector, academic institutions, and independently as a research and evaluation consultant. Her research focus includes health services research and social and behavior change evidence generation for program and policy improvement. She is currently seconded full time to the Breakthrough RESEARCH project – a 5 year USAID cooperative agreement tasked with advancing social and behavior change by promoting evidence-based solutions to improve health and development programs around the world. Martha sits at the Population Council offices in Washington DC and works with B-R partners to identify strategic and innovative ways to collect, analyze, and use qualitative and quantitative data to strengthen program interventions. She is collaborating with B-R staff and local partners to apply cutting-edge methodologies to deeply rooted SBC issues to ensure new evidence is brought to light and that relevant data are used for policy and program change. She is working with B-A and the public and private sectors to use findings to inform scale-up of successful interventions.
Please view Dr. Silva's publications at her NCBI profile page.
- Abortion, family planning, sexual and reproductive health
- Health services research