Amanda has been affiliated with CIRGH since she was endowed with a Research Fellowship from the Center in 2021. She previously served as the Program Officer for the WHO Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) Task Force Initiative, which provides technical and research support to the WHO Inter-Departmental Task Force to Improve Maternal Health. This work consisted of an initial desk review of all maternal, fetal and neonatal health indicators used by all the departments and programmes that made up the Task Force. From this work, Amanda was the lead qualitative methodologist in the development of a minimum data set of maternal and neonatal indicators to be used in a proposed pilot study. Further iterations of this work are currently being conducted internally by the WHO.
Her research is firmly nested in the Data Systems Strengthening initiatives at CIRGH, which includes support with the dissemination of findings drawn from the Stakeholder Views on Improving National Health Information Management Systems study. Amanda's research underscores the value of recognizing health data as a global good and the value of enhancing global data systems infrastructure to address key structural equities that serve as barriers to improving MNCH health outcomes. She additionally sits on the Health Data Collaborative's Data and Digital Governance working group.