Current Research Projects

Center for Global Surgery Evaluation

Funder: Mercy Ships

Role: Director

The Center for Global Surgery Evaluation at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary develops impact assessment paradigms and tools for use in global surgery. These tools will evaluate the effects of delivery and training programs not just on the health of their target populations, but on financial stability, economic growth, knowledge retention and reductions in shame and social isolation.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Clinical Investigator Award

Role: Principal Investigator

Description: The Runyon foundation has funded a two-stage study on methods to lower the barriers to accessing surgical oncology care in low- and middle-income countries. The first phase (year 1) involves the construction of an agent-based model of the surgical system in Guinea to optimize the size of a surgical cash transfer instrument. Years 2 and 3 are a randomized controlled trial of cash transfers for surgery in Guinea