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Researcher | Research Overview

Dr. Niescierenko focuses her research on the provision of healthcare in humanitarian settings through system development, the development of emergency care systems for children as well as the role of children in humanitarian crises. Focusing in implementation and evaluation of health programs. Current and recent works include:

  • Global Health Cluster/World Health Organization Study Strengthening Global Capacity for Emergency Health Action with Avenir Avenir Analytics
  • Implementing a pediatric residency program with the Ministry of Health in Liberia. Supported by the Government of Liberia and the World Bank.
  • Assessing quality of hospital services for Palestinian in Lebanon for the United National Relief and Works Agency with Avenir Analytics
  • Implementing post ebola emergency care and infection control in the government hospital system of Liberia funded by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Implementing quality improvement in the government hospital system of Liberia funded by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Implementing ebola emergency response in the government of Liberia hospitals providing infection control and WASH support through training, mentorship, supplies and infrastructure funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
  • Assessed cross border health humanitarian aid provision in Northern Syria supported by Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Researcher | Research Background

Michelle Niescierenko, MD, MPH is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician, director of the Global Health Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Health Specialist with Avenir Analytics. The Boston Children's Global Health Program works to improve child health globally through partnerships for clinical quality improvement, education, research and advocacy in over 30 countries around the world. Avenir Analytics health focus on high quality humanitarian health systems interventions. She has experience in pediatric care and program development in China, Bolivia, Lesotho, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Lebanon, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Syria. In Liberia she provided pediatric humanitarian aid in the immediate post-conflict setting partnering local remaining infrastructure to US academic institutions for the last 8 years. Through these partnerships, sustainable programs for health system rebuilding including physician education and care for vulnerable children were developed in Liberia. During the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak she led the Liberian hospital public health response utilizing a rapid deployment of training done by local healthcare workers. This work continued into Liberia’s recovery phase with implementation of a national program for hospital quality improvement and emergency care training.


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