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Affiliate Assistant Professor, Departments of Global Health and Anthropology, University of Washington

David Citrin is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Anthropology at the University of Washington, and helped establish the South Asia Center's Nepal Studies Initiative in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. He also serves as an Implementation Research Advisor for Possible and a Research Collaborator with Medic. Over the past sixteen years, his work has focused on the ethics of global health and global health partnerships; designing digital tools and health information systems to support frontline workers in providing equitable care, and for monitoring and evaluation; and mixed methods implementation research to strengthen public sector healthcare systems. Citrin received both his MPH in Global Health (2011) and his PhD in Medical Anthropology (2012) from the University of Washington, where he teaches a course on Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health. He served as co-editor of HIMALAYA, the journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies from 2018-2020, and now serves on the journal's Editorial Board. His collaborative scholarship has been published in Studies in Nepali History and Society, Global Health: Science and Practice, Global Health Research and Policy, BMJ Global Health, Global Health Action, Globalization and Health, BMC Psychiatry, Global Mental Health, BMC Reproductive Health, BMC Health Services Research, Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, Medicine Anthropology Theory, Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics, and Implementation Science, among others.


  • 2020–2021
    Implementation Research Advisor, Possible
  • 2020–2021
    Research Collaborator, Medic
  • 2014–2021
    Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington
  • 2018–2020
    Director of Evidence to Policy, Possible
  • 2013–2018
    Director of Impact, Possible