Laura Buback

Acad Prg Mgt Ofcr

Laura Buback is a technical advisor who has been supporting SFDPH for the COVID-19 response since March 2020. She has supported Case Investigation/Contact Tracing/Outbreak Management work through leading Standard Operating Procedures, Trainings, and piloting new workflows. In August 2020, she also began supporting the University of Guam and Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services to strengthen their COVID-19 response. At IGHS, Laura also works for Global Strategic Information (GSI) where she provides program management and technical assistance in strategic information to countries throughout Africa, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. Prior to IGHS, Laura spent 6 years working in West Africa working on monitoring and evaluation of nutrition, immunization, and maternal and child health programs, as well as polio and ebola outbreak response. In global health work, Laura has always been dedicated to the use of data for an equity-based approach to highlight and address disparities, and is grateful to now translate that approach locally with UPIEA.

 

Publications: 

Factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 transmission in setting of high COVID-19 vaccination coverage: a case-control study.

American journal of epidemiology

Reid MJA, Bulfone TC, Blat C, Chen YH, Rutherford GW, Philip S, Gutierrez-Mock L, Nickerson A, Buback L, Welty S, Reingold A, Enanoria WTA

Provider perceptions of lack of supportive care during childbirth: A mixed methods study in Kenya.

Health care for women international

Buback L, Kinyua J, Akinyi B, Walker D, Afulani PA

Providers' perceptions of communication and women's autonomy during childbirth: a mixed methods study in Kenya.

Reproductive health

Afulani PA, Buback L, Kelly AM, Kirumbi L, Cohen CR, Lyndon A

Providers' perceptions of disrespect and abuse during childbirth: a mixed-methods study in Kenya.

Health policy and planning

Afulani PA, Kelly AM, Buback L, Asunka J, Kirumbi L, Lyndon A

A Rapid Review of Available Evidence to Inform Indicators for Routine Monitoring and Evaluation of Respectful Maternity Care.

Global health, science and practice

Afulani PA, Buback L, McNally B, Mbuyita S, Mwanyika-Sando M, Peca E

Quality of antenatal care and associated factors in a rural county in Kenya: an assessment of service provision and experience dimensions.

BMC health services research

Afulani PA, Buback L, Essandoh F, Kinyua J, Kirumbi L, Cohen CR

Mobile-Based Nutrition and Child Health Monitoring to Inform Program Development: An Experience From Liberia.

Global health, science and practice

Guyon A, Bock A, Buback L, Knittel B

Policies and program implementation experience to improve maternal nutrition in Ethiopia.

Food and nutrition bulletin

Saldanha LS, Buback L, White JM, Mulugeta A, Mariam SG, Roba AC, Abebe H, Mason JB