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Ryan Karl Schwarz, M.D.

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  1. Ballard M, Westgate C, Alban R, Choudhury N, Adamjee R, Schwarz R, Bishop J, McLaughlin M, Flood D, Finnegan K, Rogers A, Olsen H, Johnson A, Palazuelos D, Schechter J. Compensation models for community health workers: Comparison of legal frameworks across five countries. J Glob Health. 2021 Feb 15; 11:04010. PMID: 33692894.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Nepal P, Schwarz R, Citrin D, Thapa A, Acharya B, Acharya Y, Aryal A, Baum A, Bhandari V, Bhatt L, Bhattarai D, Choudhury N, Dangal B, Dhimal M, Dhungana SK, Gauchan B, Halliday S, Kalaunee SP, Kunwar LB, Maru D, Nirola I, Paudel R, Raut A, Rayamazi HJ, Sapkota S, Schwarz D, Thapa P, Thapa P, Tiwari A, Tuitui R, Walter E, Maru S. Costing Analysis of a Pilot Community Health Worker Program in Rural Nepal. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2020 06 30; 8(2):239-255. PMID: 32606093.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Ballard M, Bancroft E, Nesbit J, Johnson A, Holeman I, Foth J, Rogers D, Yang J, Nardella J, Olsen H, Raghavan M, Panjabi R, Alban R, Malaba S, Christiansen M, Rapp S, Schechter J, Aylward P, Rogers A, Sebisaho J, Ako C, Choudhury N, Westgate C, Mbeya J, Schwarz R, Bonds MH, Adamjee R, Bishop J, Yembrick A, Flood D, McLaughlin M, Palazuelos D. Prioritising the role of community health workers in the COVID-19 response. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 06; 5(6). PMID: 32503889.
    Citations: 22     Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  4. Schwarz R, Thapa A, Sharma S, Kalaunee SP. At a crossroads: How can Nepal enhance its community health care system to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3 and universal health coverage? J Glob Health. 2020 Jun; 10(1):010309. PMID: 32257137.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Schwarz D, Dhungana S, Kumar A, Acharya B, Agrawal P, Aryal A, Baum A, Choudhury N, Citrin D, Dangal B, Dhimal M, Gauchan B, Gupta T, Halliday S, Karmacharya B, Kishore S, Koirala B, Kshatriya U, Levine E, Maru S, Rimal P, Sapkota S, Schwarz R, Shrestha A, Thapa A, Maru D. An integrated intervention for chronic care management in rural Nepal: protocol of a type 2 hybrid effectiveness-implementation study. Trials. 2020 Jan 29; 21(1):119. PMID: 31996250.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Harsha Bangura A, Nirola I, Thapa P, Citrin D, Belbase B, Bogati B, B K N, Khadka S, Kunwar L, Halliday S, Choudhury N, Schwarz R, Adhikari M, Kalaunee SP, Rising S, Maru D, Maru S. Measuring fidelity, feasibility, costs: an implementation evaluation of a cluster-controlled trial of group antenatal care in rural Nepal. Reprod Health. 2020 Jan 17; 17(1):5. PMID: 31952543.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Agarwal S, Sripad P, Johnson C, Kirk K, Bellows B, Ana J, Blaser V, Kumar MB, Buchholz K, Casseus A, Chen N, Dini HSF, Deussom RH, Jacobstein D, Kintu R, Kureshy N, Meoli L, Otiso L, Pakenham-Walsh N, Zambruni JP, Raghavan M, Schwarz R, Townsend J, Varpilah B, Weiss W, Warren CE. A conceptual framework for measuring community health workforce performance within primary health care systems. Hum Resour Health. 2019 11 20; 17(1):86. PMID: 31747947.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Thapa P, Bangura AH, Nirola I, Citrin D, Belbase B, Bogati B, Nirmala BK, Khadka S, Kunwar L, Halliday S, Choudhury N, Ozonoff A, Tenpa J, Schwarz R, Adhikari M, Kalaunee SP, Rising S, Maru D, Maru S. The power of peers: an effectiveness evaluation of a cluster-controlled trial of group antenatal care in rural Nepal. Reprod Health. 2019 Oct 22; 16(1):150. PMID: 31640770.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Kumar A, Schwarz D, Acharya B, Agrawal P, Aryal A, Choudhury N, Citrin D, Dangal B, Deukmedjian G, Dhimal M, Dhungana S, Gauchan B, Gupta T, Halliday S, Jha D, Kalaunee SP, Karmacharya B, Kishore S, Koirala B, Kunwar L, Mahar R, Maru S, Mehanni S, Nirola I, Pandey S, Pant B, Pathak M, Poudel S, Rajbhandari I, Raut A, Rimal P, Schwarz R, Shrestha A, Thapa A, Thapa P, Thapa R, Wong L, Maru D. Designing and implementing an integrated non-communicable disease primary care intervention in rural Nepal. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(2):e001343. PMID: 31139453.
    Citations: 1     
  10. Mehanni S, Jha D, Kumar A, Choudhury N, Dangal B, Deukmedjian G, Dhungana S, Gauchan B, Gupta T, Halliday S, Kalaunee SP, Mahar R, Poudel S, Raut A, Schwarz R, Singh D, Thapa A, Thapa R, Wong L, Maru D, Schwarz D. Implementing a quality improvement initiative for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in rural Nepal. BMJ Open Quality. 2019. View Publication.
  11. Mehanni S, Wong L, Acharya B, Agrawal P, Aryal A, Basnet M, Citrin D, Dangal B, Deukmedjian G, Dhungana SK, Gauchan B, Gupta TK, Halliday S, Kalaunee SP, Kshatriya U, Kumar A, Maru D, Maru S, Nguyen V, Paudel JS, Rimal P, Saleh M, Schwarz R, Swar SB, Thapa A, Tiwari A, White R, Wu WJ, Schwarz D. Transition to active learning in rural Nepal: an adaptable and scalable curriculum development model. BMC Med Educ. 2019 Feb 20; 19(1):61. PMID: 30786884.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Ballard M, Bonds M, Burey J, Dini HSF., Foth J, Furth R, Fiori K, Holeman I, Jacobs T, Johnson A, Kureshy N, Lyons J, Malaba S, Palazuelos D, Raghavan M, Rogers A, Schwarz R, Zambruni J. CHW AIM: Updated Program Functionality Matrix for Optimizing Community Health Programs. 2018. View Publication.
  13. Schwarz R, Hecht R, Flanagan K, Sankar R. How India can improve its Take-Home Rations program to boost child and maternal nutrition. Brookings: Future Development. 2018. View Publication.
  14. Schwarz R, Flanagan K, Soe-Lin S, Hecht R. Opportunities & Challenges in the Integrated Child Development Services’ Take-Home Rations program – Overview. Policy Brief. 2018. View Publication.
  15. Schwarz R, Briskin E, Flanagan K, Dodd N, Soe-Lin S, Hecht R. ICMR and ICDS Guidelines; THR Formulation and Composition – Challenges and Opportunities for Improvement. Policy Brief. 2018. View Publication.
  16. Schwarz R, Flanagan K, Soe-Lin S, Hecht R. ICDS programmatic governance, accountability and performance management, and quality assessment – Challenges, and Opportunities for Improvement. Policy Brief. 2018. View Publication.
  17. Flanagan K, Soe-Lin S, Hecht R, Schwarz R . THR Production and Distribution Models - Challenges and Opportunities for Improvement. Policy Brief. 2018. View Publication.
  18. Ballard M, Schwarz R. Employing practitioner expertise in optimizing community healthcare systems. Healthc (Amst). 2019 Sep; 7(3):100334. PMID: 30146473.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Citrin D, Thapa P, Nirola I, Pandey S, Kunwar LB, Tenpa J, Acharya B, Rayamazi H, Thapa A, Maru S, Raut A, Poudel S, Timilsina D, Dhungana SK, Adhikari M, Khanal MN, Pratap Kc N, Acharya B, Karki KB, Singh DR, Bangura AH, Wacksman J, Storisteanu D, Halliday S, Schwarz R, Schwarz D, Choudhury N, Kumar A, Wu WJ, Kalaunee SP, Chaudhari P, Maru D. Developing and deploying a community healthcare worker-driven, digitally- enabled integrated care system for municipalities in rural Nepal. Healthc (Amst). 2018 Sep; 6(3):197-204. PMID: 29880283.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Maru S, Nirola I, Thapa A, Thapa P, Kunwar L, Wu WJ, Halliday S, Citrin D, Schwarz R, Basnett I, Kc N, Karki K, Chaudhari P, Maru D. An integrated community health worker intervention in rural Nepal: a type 2 hybrid effectiveness-implementation study protocol. Implement Sci. 2018 03 29; 13(1):53. PMID: 29598824.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Schwarz R, and Nepal P. Public-private partnership integrated health-care delivery: experience and lessons from Nepal. Lancet Global Health blog. 2018. View Publication.
  22. Thapa A, Chaudhary P, Schwarz R. Embracing global standards for community health care on Nepal’s path towards universal health coverage - Lancet Global Health blog. 2018. View Publication.
  23. Ballard M, Schwarz R, Johnson A, Church S, Palazuelos D, McCormick L, Sall E, Fiori K. Practitioner Expertise to Optimize Community Health Systems: Harnessing Operational Insight. 2017. View Publication.
  24. Fleming M, King C, Rajeev S, Baruwal A, Schwarz D, Schwarz R, Khadka N, Pande S, Khanal S, Acharya B, Benton A, Rogers SO, Panizales M, Gyorki D, McGee H, Shaye D, Maru D. Surgical referral coordination from a first-level hospital: a prospective case study from rural Nepal. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Sep 25; 17(1):676. PMID: 28946885.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Meyers DJ, Filkins M, Harsha Bangura A, Sharma R, Baruwal A, Pande S, Halliday S, Schwarz D, Schwarz R, Maru D. Management challenges in mHealth: failures of a mobile community health worker surveillance programme in rural Nepal. BMJ Innovations. 2017; 3(1):19-25.
  26. Schwarz R, Kalaunee SP, Regmi K. Public-Private Partnership: New Model for Healthcare in Nepal. The Himalayan Times – January 31 st , 2017 ed. 2017.
  27. Schwarz R, Kalaunee SP, Regmi K . Public-Private Partnerships to Improve Effectiveness and Quality of Nepal’s Public-Sector Healthcare System. Policy Brief - Nepal Ministry of Health. 2017.
  28. Acharya B, Maru D, Schwarz R, Citrin D, Tenpa J, Hirachan S, Basnet M, Thapa P, Swar S, Halliday S, Kohrt B, Luitel N, Hung E, Gauchan B, Pokharel R, Ekstrand M. Partnerships in Mental Healthcare Delivery in Low-Resource Settings: Developing an Innovative Collaboration for Mental Health Services in Rural Nepal. Globalization & Health. 2017; 13(2).
  29. Raut A, Yarbrough C, Singh V, Gauchan B, Citrin D, Verma V, Hawley J, Schwarz D, Harsha A, Shrestha B, Schwarz R, Adhikari M, Maru D. Design and implementation of an affordable, public-sector electronic medical record in rural Nepal. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics. 2017.
  30. Citrin D, Mehanni S, Acharya B, Wong L, Nirola I, Sherchan R, Gauchan B, Karki KB, Singh DR, Shamasunder S, Le P, Schwarz D, Schwarz R, Dangal B, Dhungana SK, Maru S, Mahar R, Thapa P, Raut A, Adhikari M, Basnett I, Kaluanee SP, Deukmedjian G, Halliday S, Maru D. Power, potential, and pitfalls in global health academic partnerships: review and reflections on an approach in Nepal. Glob Health Action. 2017; 10(1):1367161. PMID: 28914185.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Maru D, Basnett I, Citrin D, Kalaunee SP, Kothari D, Schwarz R, Udayakumar K, Gonzalez-Smith J, Kadakia K, Thoumi A, McClellan M . Case Study: Possible, Nepal. Duke University Margolis Center for Health Policy Case Series. 2016.
  32. Meyers DJ, Ozonoff A, Baruwal A, Pande S, Harsha A, Sharma R, Schwarz D, Schwarz RK, Bista D, Halliday S, Maru DS. Combining Healthcare-Based and Participatory Approaches to Surveillance: Trends in Diarrheal and Respiratory Conditions Collected by a Mobile Phone System by Community Health Workers in Rural Nepal. PLoS One. 2016; 11(4):e0152738. PMID: 27111734.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Gauchan B, and Schwarz R. Time for Change. The Kathmandu Post - April 10th, 2016 ed. 2016.
  34. Schwarz R, and Gauchan B . The Huffington Post Blog. Snake-bite anti-venom shortages: A preventable public health crisis. 2016.
  35. Harsha A, Ozonoff A, Citrin D, Thapa P, Nirola I, Maru S, Schwarz R, Raut A, Belbase B, Halliday S,Adhikari M, Maru DS. Practical issues in the measurement of child survival in health systems trials: Experience developing a digital community-based mortality surveillance program in rural Nepal. BMJ Global Health. 2016. View Publication.
  36. Raut A, Thapa P, Citrin D, Schwarz R, Gauchan B, Bista D, Tamrakar B, Halliday S, Maru D, Schwarz D. Design and implementation of a patient navigation system in rural Nepal: Improving patient experience in resource-constrained settings. Healthc (Amst). 2015 Dec; 3(4):251-7. PMID: 26699353.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Filkins M, Halliday S, Daniels B, Bista R, Thapa S, Schwarz R, Schwarz D, Gauchan B, Maru D. Implementing Diagnostic Imaging Services in a Rural Setting of Extreme Poverty: Five Years of X-ray and Ultrasound Service Delivery in Achham, Nepal. The Journal of Global Radiology. 2015; 1(1).
  38. Schwarz D, Sharma R, Bashyal C, Schwarz R, Baruwal A, Karelas G, Basnet B, Khadka N, Brady J, Silver Z, Mukherjee J, Andrews J, Maru DS. Strengthening Nepal's Female Community Health Volunteer network: a qualitative study of experiences at two years. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Oct 09; 14:473. PMID: 25301105.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Maru D, McGee H, Brady J, King C, Andrews J, Singh P, Karelas G, Schwarz D, Schwarz R, Benton A, Acharya B, Acharya B, Panizales M, Lim J, Shrime M, Wagner M, Rogers S. Global surgical care in 2030: Metrics and strategies for expansion in access and quality. 2014. View Publication.
  40. Lim J, Petersen S, Schwarz D, Schwarz R, Maru D. A Rights-Based Approach to Household Air Pollution. Health & Human Rights. 2013.
  41. Maru DS, Andrews J, Schwarz D, Schwarz R, Acharya B, Ramaiya A, Karelas G, Rajbhandari R, Mate K, Shilpakar S. Crossing the quality chasm in resource-limited settings. Global Health. 2012 Nov 30; 8:41. PMID: 23193968.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Schwarz R, Zelenev A, Bruce RD, Altice FL. Retention on buprenorphine treatment reduces emergency department utilization, but not hospitalization, among treatment-seeking patients with opioid dependence. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2012 Dec; 43(4):451-7. PMID: 22534003.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Schwarz R, Maru D, Schwarz D, Acharya B, Acharya B, Rajbhandari R, Andrews J, Karelas G, Sharma R, Arnoldy M. On Partnership. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics. 2012; 2(2).
  44. Schwarz D, Schwarz R, Gauchan B, Andrews J, Sharma R, Karelas G, Rajbhandari R, Acharya B, Mate K, Bista A, Bista MG, Sox C, Smith-Rohrberg Maru D. Implementing a systems-oriented morbidity and mortality conference in remote rural Nepal for quality improvement. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011 Dec; 20(12):1082-8. PMID: 21949441.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Maru DS, Schwarz R, Schwarz D, Andrews J, Panizales MT, Karelas G, Brady JS, Rogers S. Implementing surgical services in a rural, resource-limited setting: a study protocol. BMJ Open. 2011 Aug 04; 1(1):e000166. PMID: 22021781.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  46. Maru DS, Schwarz R, Jason A, Basu S, Sharma A, Moore C. Turning a blind eye: the mobilization of radiology services in resource-poor regions. Global Health. 2010 Oct 14; 6:18. PMID: 20946643.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    
  47. Maru DS, Sharma A, Andrews J, Basu S, Thapa J, Oza S, Bashyal C, Acharya B, Schwarz R. Global health delivery 2.0: using open-access technologies for transparency and operations research. PLoS Med. 2009 Dec; 6(12):e1000158. PMID: 19956665.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Schwarz RK, Bruce RD, Ball SA, Herme M, Altice FL. Comparison of tuberculin skin testing reactivity in opioid-dependent patients seeking treatment with methadone versus buprenorphine: policy implications for tuberculosis screening. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2009; 35(6):439-44. PMID: 20014914.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Hecht R, Alban A, Taylor K, Post S, Andersen NB, Schwarz R. Putting it together: AIDS and the millennium development goals. PLoS Med. 2006 Nov; 3(11):e455. PMID: 17132054.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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