Publications

Medic’s research team and collaborators have produced over 50 peer-reviewed publications and over 30 technical reports and policy documents. These are a handful of our favorite and most influential projects.

Human-Centered Design for Global Health Equity (2020)

An extensive literature review and reflections on design experiences in over seventy digital health initiatives.

Prioritising Community Health Workers in COVID-19 Response (2020)

A position paper, with partners in the Community Health Impact Coalition.

Interactive Texting for Postoperative Follow-up in Zimbabwe (2020)

A texting intervention maintained patient safety while reducing clinic visits by 85%, with I-TECH and UW.

Cost Effectiveness of Interactive Texting for Postoperative Follow-up (2020)

This study showed that interactive, semi-automated follow-up via text message was cheaper than standard follow up tracing, with I-TECH and UW.

Including Care Recipients in Community Health Feedback Loops (2019)


Design research and prototyping in rural Kenya, with partners at Cornell Tech.

mThrive: A nurturing care app that supports community health workers (2019)

Design research/prototyping to support early child development in rural Kenya, with PATH, AfECN, and CIFF.

Precision Supervision and Personalized Feedback Improve CHW Performance (2018)

An RCT showed increases in quantity, quality, and speed of care among CHWs receiving data-driven supervision, with Muso, Ministry of Health in Mali.

The AIM Matrix for Optimizing Community Health Programs (2018)


Important policy guidance co-authored with several partners including UNICEF, USAID, Community Health Impact Coalition.

Digital Technology for Good Governance in the Health Sector (2016)

A literature review and expert interviews reveal new uses of technology to promote transparency, accountability, and public participation, with University of Edinburgh.

Text Messaging for Care Coordination in Rural Malawi (2010)

An evaluation of Medic’s first project in rural Malawi, the first study to establish the value of texting for care coordination in community health.
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