Barbara Rawlins

Monitoring & Evaluation Team Lead (Jhpiego)

Barbara Rawlins is a public health and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) professional with more than 20 years of experience in public international development focusing on M&E of maternal, newborn, child, family planning and reproductive health programs. As M&E Team Lead for both the MCHIP and MCSP programs and a member of the MCSP Executive Management Team, she provides portfolio-wide strategic direction for monitoring, evaluation and research and program management. Ms. Rawlins also holds the designation of Associate in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Prior to her current roles, Ms. Rawlins served as the M&E lead for two other global USAID-funded programs—the ACCESS Program, and the Training in Reproductive Health Program. Prior to joining Jhpiego, Ms. Rawlins spent two years as a USAID Population-Environment fellow working for a non-profit environmental organization, Development Alternatives, based in New Delhi, India. She launched her international career with the Peace Corps in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo), where she served as an agriculture extension agent. Ms. Rawlins holds an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Recent Publications

  1. Newborn care practices at home and in health facilities in 4 regions of Ethiopia
  2. Measuring Coverage in MNCH: Testing the Validity of Women’s Self-Report of Key Maternal and Newborn Health Interventions during the Peripartum Period in Mozambique
  3. Implementing facility-based kangaroo mother care services: lessons from a multi-country study in Africa
  4. Reproductive health services in Malawi: An evaluation of a quality improvement intervention
  5. Preventing malaria in pregnancy through community-directed interventions: evidence from Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria