New Fellowship Program in Implementation Research and Delivery Science at the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research

30 July 2015

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research is pleased to announce the launch of a new fellowship program in implementation research and delivery science (IRDS) for public health Master and Doctoral candidates. The purpose of this fellowship program is to build the capacities required to apply IRDS to the scale up of effective program and policy interventions. As part of a collaborative effort between the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the fellowship program will support the Alliance’s portfolio of work on implementation research. This represents a unique opportunity to promote IRDS by engaging young researchers in this emerging and evolving field.

Ms Arielle Mancuso, IRDS Fellow

The first IRDS fellow, Arielle Mancuso, is completing a Masters of Science in Public Health within the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to attending Johns Hopkins, Arielle spent more than four years working in health systems strengthening and program implementation in Rwanda. She will be hosted at the Alliance in Geneva, Switzerland for six months starting in July 2015. During her fellowship, Arielle will support the development of a journal supplement and case studies on IRDS. She will also provide input into other programmes of work related to guidance documents, training workshops, and the consolidation and production of training materials to strengthen the capacity of researchers and implementers to conduct IRDS in low and middle income countries.

The fellowship position is supported with funds from the US Government through the USAID|TRAction Project, managed by the University Research Co. (URC).


For more information on the Implementation Science Fellowship Program, please view the link below.