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Webinar 3/30: The Link between Provider Payment Mechanisms, Service Delivery, and Health Outcomes

Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Abt Associates is hosting a webinar that will frame the relationship between provider payment mechanisms and service delivery, and investigate the links between provider payment mechanisms and health outcomes. Our presenters will discuss Abt’s and our partners’ work to investigate provider payment mechanisms and implement interventions. The webinar will feature presentations by Sheila O’Dougherty, vice president at Abt Associates and Jenna Wright, Broad Branch Associates. Elaine Baruwa, principal associate at Abt, will moderate a discussion.  Please contact Rachel Rosen at with any questions. 

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

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Sheila O'Dougherty
Jenna Wright

Sheila O’Dougherty has over 25 years of experience in the health field, of which 18 years were in roles of chief of party/project director of large, multinational health programs at Abt. She lived in Central Asia for 17 years working on various health system strengthening projects. O’Dougherty is a leading expert in provider payment mechanisms, with additional expertise in heath financing, health system strengthening, health policy, and institutional development. She holds an MHA from the University of Minnesota.

Jenna Wright is a health financing technical advisor with Broad Branch Associates. She advises governments and other health care payers in low resources settings on design and implementation of strategic purchasing initiatives. Wright also served as a policy specialist with Medicare implementing provider payment reform. She holds a masters of public health from Johns Hopkins University.


Elaine Baruwa

Elaine Baruwa is a principal associate at Abt with over twelve years of experience conducting program evaluations, economic evaluations, and working on pricing and costing policies/tools for the financing of health services and health systems in low-income countries including Nigeria, Haiti, Ethiopia, Lesotho, and Bangladesh. Baruwa has co-lectured on economic evaluation and health financing courses at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her areas of expertise include health financing, HIV sustainable financing and integration, human resources for health evaluation/costing, governance, and efficiency. Baruwa holds a Masters from Imperial College in London and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.