Jody Lori

Jody Lori

Assistant Clinical Professor, Office of International Affairs
Assistant Clinical Professor, WHO Collaborating Center
Assistant Clinical Professor, Nurse-Midwifery Education Program

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Contact Information:
Major Projects:
  • Research related to understanding the socio-political and cultural context of childbirth in Liberia including practices, beliefs and traditions that influence maternal health, illness and death. (2006-2010)
  • School of Nursing representation on the Gates Foundation proposal to design an evidence-based roadmap for collaborative interventions that will both accelerate and advance the government’s plans to strengthen human capital in the health sector in Ghana. Collaboration between University of Michigan, University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and the Ghanaian Ministry of Health. (2009-2010)
  • Needs assessment of midwifery education programs in Ghana completed in collaboration with the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Funding pending on a proposal to demonstrate replicable methods/approaches for improving the capacity of midwifery schools in Ghana. (2008-ongoing)
  • Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research. Consultant on a randomized clinical trial “Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC)” in six developing countries. The aim of the research is to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by increasing access to and improving the quality of obstetric and neonatal care for pregnant women. (2008-2010)
  • Needs assessment of midwifery education programs in Ghana completed in collaboration with the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Funding pending on a proposal to demonstrate replicable methods/approaches for improving the capacity of midwifery schools in Ghana. (2008-ongoing)
  • Research using verbal autopsy to identify the factors contributing to maternal mortality and near-miss cases of severe morbidity in Bong County, a rural county in central Liberia. (2008-2009)
  • Program implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a community-based intervention to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by increasing access to basic life saving measures within the home and community. (USAID, Africare, American College of Nurse-Midwives & Liberia Ministry of Health, 2006-2008).
  • A joint partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, HAPCO, USAID and The Center for Disease Control to implement a community based intervention to address maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. (2004)
Countries:
  • Ethiopia
  • Zambia
  • Ghana
  • Liberia
School:
  • School of Nursing