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Eva A. Silvestre, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone:   (504) 988-7293
Fax: (504) 988-3540


Research Interests:

  • HIV Prevention and Treatment
  • Reproductive Health
  • Technology Use in Healthcare
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation Methods

Educational Background:

  • PhD, International Health and Development - Tulane University
  • MA, Anthropology - University of Colorado, Boulder
  • BS, Nutritional Sciences - Cornell University

Personal Statement:

 My interests and experience have focused on quantitative and qualitative research methods used in evaluation of health programs in the areas of HIV prevention and treatment, reproductive health, substance abuse programs, and resiliency programs both in New Orleans and sub-Saharan Africa. I spent four years working for a research and evaluation firm in New Orleans where I gained valuable experience working with local organizations implementing public health programs in the city post-Katrina. This presented opportunities to use various evaluation methodologies and work with a diverse group of public health practitioners. I also have interests in the data demand, quality, and use in developing countries and worked with the Amhara Regional Health Bureau in Ethiopia in 2013-2014. I am currently working with the MEASURE Evaluation project, USAID Global Health Bureau's primary vehicle for supporting improvements in monitoring and evaluation in population, health and nutrition worldwide.


Selected Publications:

Hernández-Ávila, Juan Eugenio, Lina Sofia Palacio-Mejía, Agustín Lara-Esqueda, Eva Silvestre, Marcela Agudelo-Botero, Mark Diana, David R. Hotchkiss, Beatriz Plaza, Alicia Sanchez Parbul (2012) Assessing the process of designing and implementing Electronic Health Records in a statewide public health system: the case of Colima, Mexico. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Gage, A. & Silvestre, E. 2010. Maternal violence victimization and child physical punishment in Peru. Child Abuse & Neglect.34:523-533.

Rivers, J., Mason, J., Silvestre, E, Gillespie, S., Mahy, & M., Monasch, R. 2008. Impact of orphanhood on underweight prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 29, 32-42.

Eisele T, Mathews C, Chopra M, Brown L, Silvestre E, Daries V, and Kendall. C. 2007 High Levels of Risk Behavior Among People Living with HIV Initiating and Waiting to Start Antiretroviral Therapy in Cape Town South Africa. AIDS and Behavior.

Hotchkiss David, Eisele Thomas, Djibuti Mamuka, Silvestre Eva and Rukhadze Natia. 2006. Health system barriers to strengthening vaccine-preventable disease surveillance and response in the context of decentralization: evidence from Georgia. BMC Public Health, 6(175).

Djibuti M, Rukhadzu N, Hotchkiss D, Eisele T, and Silvestre E. 2007. Health systems barriers to effective use of infectious disease surveillance data in the context of decentralization in Georgia: A qualitative study. Health Policy 83:323-331.

Murphy L, Harvey, P and Silvestre Eva. 2005. How Do We Know What We Know about the Impact of AIDS on Food and Livelihood Insecurity? A Review of Empirical Research from Rural Sub Saharan Africa. Human Organization, vol 64(3).


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