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Catherine Arsenault, Ph.D.

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McGill UniversityPhD2017Epidemiology

Catherine Arsenault, MSc, PhD is a Research Associate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Arsenault’s work focuses on health system strengthening, health care quality, health equity and monitoring and evaluation to improve health system performance in LMICs. Dr. Arsenault co-authored the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems and has recently been leading a 10-country project on the indirect effects of COVID-19 on health systems using HMIS (dhis2) data. She obtained a PhD in Epidemiology from McGill University and has worked in several countries including most recently in Ethiopia, where she works closely with the Ministry of Health.

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  1. Hategeka C, Arsenault C, Kruk ME. Temporal trends in coverage, quality and equity of maternal and child health services in Rwanda, 2000-2015. BMJ Glob Health. 2020 11; 5(11). PMID: 33187962.
  2. Arsenault C, Kim MK, Aryal A, Faye A, Joseph JP, Kassa M, Degfie TT, Yahya T, Kruk ME. Hospital-provision of essential primary care in 56 countries: determinants and quality. Bull World Health Organ. 2020 Nov 01; 98(11):735-746D. PMID: 33177770.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  3. Arsenault C, Harper S, Nandi A. Effect of vaccination on children's learning achievements: findings from the India Human Development Survey. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2020 10; 74(10):778-784. PMID: 32586984.
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  4. Kim MK, Arsenault C, Atuyambe LM, Macwan'gi M, Kruk ME. Determinants of healthcare providers' confidence in their clinical skills to deliver quality obstetric and newborn care in Uganda and Zambia. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Jun 15; 20(1):539. PMID: 32539737.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Cazabon D, Pande T, Sen P, Daftary A, Arsenault C, Bhatnagar H, O'Brien K, Pai M. User experience and patient satisfaction with tuberculosis care in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. J Clin Tuberc Other Mycobact Dis. 2020 May; 19:100154. PMID: 32140571.
    Citations: 1     
  6. Arsenault C, English M, Gathara D, Malata A, Mandala W, Kruk ME. Variation in competent and respectful delivery care in Kenya and Malawi: a retrospective analysis of national facility surveys. Trop Med Int Health. 2020 04; 25(4):442-453. PMID: 31828923.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Weldearegay HG, Medhanyie AA, Abrha MW, Tadesse L, Tekle E, Yakob B, Girma T, Arsenault C. Quality of Kangaroo Mother Care services in Ethiopia: Implications for policy and practice. PLoS One. 2019; 14(11):e0225258. PMID: 31756225.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Arsenault C, Roder-DeWan S, Kruk ME. Measuring and improving the quality of tuberculosis care: A framework and implications from the Lancet Global Health Commission. J Clin Tuberc Other Mycobact Dis. 2019 Aug; 16:100112. PMID: 31497655.
    Citations: 5     
  9. Arsenault C, Jordan K, Lee D, Dinsa G, Manzi F, Marchant T, Kruk ME. Equity in antenatal care quality: an analysis of 91 national household surveys. Lancet Glob Health. 2018 11; 6(11):e1186-e1195. PMID: 30322649.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Kruk ME, Gage AD, Arsenault C, Jordan K, Leslie HH, Roder-DeWan S, Adeyi O, Barker P, Daelmans B, Doubova SV, English M, Elorrio EG, Guanais F, Gureje O, Hirschhorn LR, Jiang L, Kelley E, Lemango ET, Liljestrand J, Malata A, Marchant T, Matsoso MP, Meara JG, Mohanan M, Ndiaye Y, Norheim OF, Reddy KS, Rowe AK, Salomon JA, Thapa G, Twum-Danso NAY, Pate M. High-quality health systems in the Sustainable Development Goals era: time for a revolution. Lancet Glob Health. 2018 11; 6(11):e1196-e1252. PMID: 30196093.
    Citations: 296     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Al-Janabi A, Al-Wahdani B, Ammar W, Arsenault C, Asiedu EK, Etiebet MA, Forde I, Gage AD, García-Saisó S, Guanais F, Hansen PM, Hovig D, Jhalani M, Kruk ME, Maliqi B, Marikar K, Matsoso MP, Pate M, Peterson S, Roder-DeWan S, Schulze A, Somers K, Shiozaki Y, Thapa G. Bellagio Declaration on high-quality health systems: from a quality moment to a quality movement. Lancet Glob Health. 2018 11; 6(11):e1144-e1145. PMID: 30196091.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
  12. Ng-Kamstra JS, Arya S, Greenberg SLM, Kotagal M, Arsenault C, Ljungman D, Yorlets RR, Agarwal A, Frankfurter C, Nikouline A, Lai FYX, Palmqvist CL, Fu T, Mahmood T, Raju S, Sharma S, Marks IH, Bowder A, Pi L, Meara JG, Shrime MG. Perioperative mortality rates in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Glob Health. 2018; 3(3):e000810. PMID: 29989045.
    Citations: 13     
  13. Arsenault C, Johri M, Nandi A, Mendoza Rodríguez JM, Hansen PM, Harper S. Country-level predictors of vaccination coverage and inequalities in Gavi-supported countries. Vaccine. 2017 04 25; 35(18):2479-2488. PMID: 28365251.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Arsenault C, Harper S, Nandi A, Mendoza Rodríguez JM, Hansen PM, Johri M. Monitoring equity in vaccination coverage: A systematic analysis of demographic and health surveys from 45 Gavi-supported countries. Vaccine. 2017 02 07; 35(6):951-959. PMID: 28069359.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Arsenault C, Harper S, Nandi A, Rodríguez JM, Hansen PM, Johri M. An equity dashboard to monitor vaccination coverage. Bull World Health Organ. 2017 Feb 01; 95(2):128-134. PMID: 28250513.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  16. Johri M, Pérez MC, Arsenault C, Sharma JK, Pai NP, Pahwa S, Sylvestre MP. Strategies to increase the demand for childhood vaccination in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Bull World Health Organ. 2015 May 01; 93(5):339-346C. PMID: 26229205.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  17. Huchon C, Arsenault C, Tourigny C, Coulibaly A, Traore M, Dumont A, Fournier P. Obstetric competence among referral healthcare providers in Mali. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2014 Jul; 126(1):56-9. PMID: 24800659.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Traoré M, Arsenault C, Schoemaker-Marcotte C, Coulibaly A, Huchon C, Dumont A, Fournier P. Obstetric competence among primary healthcare workers in Mali. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2014 Jul; 126(1):50-5. PMID: 24800658.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Arsenault C, Fournier P, Philibert A, Sissoko K, Coulibaly A, Tourigny C, Traoré M, Dumont A. Emergency obstetric care in Mali: catastrophic spending and its impoverishing effects on households. Bull World Health Organ. 2013 Mar 01; 91(3):207-16. PMID: 23476093.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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