Louise Makau Barasa

Adjunct Professor, Eastern University

I serve as an Adjunct Professor at Eastern University in St. David’s Pennsylvania, USA teaching graduate level Applied Research and Evaluations. My professional experience in global health includes designing and overseeing the implementation of multimillion dollar public health initiatives focused on infectious diseases—HIV/AIDS—and selected neglected tropical disease—Schistosomiasis, Trachoma, Onchocerciasis and Soil-transmitted helminths—in several African countries. I have worked closely with governments, international organizations and pharmaceutical companies and coordinated strategies to implement national level disease prevention and control programs.
I have directed several research studies in health and non-formal education for out-of-school children. My current research interests are in cancer prevention and control, national cancer policies and evaluating the impact of interventions designed to improve health outcomes.

POSITIONS HELD
2017 to Present Adjunct Professor, College of Health and Social Sciences, Eastern University, St.
David’s, Pennsylvania, USA
2016-2017 Senior Program Director, Geneva Global Inc. Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA
2008-2015 Program Director and Chief-of Party, Geneva Global Inc., Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA
2006-2007 Senior Research Analyst Health Sector Team. Geneva Global Inc. Paoli, Pennsylvania,USA
2004-2005 Research Analyst, Geneva Global Inc. Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
• 2016 Doctor of Public Health - University of North Carolina, Gilling’s School of Public Health, Health Policy and Management Department, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
• 2003 Master of Sciences (MS) – Global Economic Development, Eastern University, St. David’s, Pennsylvania, USA
• 1998 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), International Business, Ecole Supérieur Libre des Sciences Commerciales Appliqués (ESLSCA), Business School, Paris, France

AWARDS
• 2015 The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR), Travel Award, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
• 2014 The Sandra B. Greene Scholarship in Health Leadership, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

PUBLICATIONS
• Makau-Barasa, L., Greene S., Othieno-Abinya, N.O., Wheeler, S., Skinner, A., & Bennett, A.V. (2017). Improving Access to Cancer Testing and Treatment in Kenya. Journal of Global Oncology.
• Makau-Barasa, L., Greene S., Othieno-Abinya, N.O., Wheeler, S., Skinner, A., & Bennett, A.V. Kenya Cancer Policy Analysis and Review of National and County Level Implementation Activities—Draft

RESEARCH DIRECTED
• Tokpah C. (2016) A Landscape Study on the Status of Education and Out-Of-School Children in Liberia’s Bomi and Monstesserado Counties, Geneva Global Inc., Wayne, PA
• Rauchwerk S. (2015) Pedagogical Review of Speed Schools, Lesley University/Geneva Global Inc., Wayne, PA
• Lam K. (2015) Survey Study of Innovative and Alternate Models Addressing Out-of-School Children (OOSC), Geneva Global Inc., Wayne, PA
• Akyeampong K., Westbrook J., (2015) Learning the Speed School Way: Analysis of Speed School Pedagogy in Ethiopia, University of Sussex/Geneva Global Inc., Wayne, PA.
• Akyeampong K., Zeitlyn B., & Sabates R., (2013) Impact Evaluation of Speed School Programme in Ethiopia, University of Sussex/Geneva Global Inc., Wayne, PA.
• Roberts D. (2010) Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Impact Assessment on School Children in Burundi. Geneva Global Inc., Wayne, PA

Experience

  • –present
    Adjunct Professor , Eastern University