Master of Public Health Student Profile
Omid Ameli, MD
MPH student, global health concentration
After years in the field developing health information systems in Afghanistan and Tajikistan, Omid came to HSPH to learn the most advanced methodological approaches and also to reflect on his field experiences. He highly values Harvard as a crossroads where researchers and policymakers continually come to share information from the field.
Omid concentrates on establishing health information systems in the developing world – the post-Taliban Afghanistan of the early 2000s, for example – and then creating performance measurement systems that can translate evidence for local decision makers. He is a firm believer in the potential of community-based health care, but also recognizes the challenges inherent in its successful implementation. His MPH practicum is devoted to organizing health information for use in advocating for support of community-based health care delivery.
After graduation, Omid will pursue a public health doctorate with the goal of returning to the field, “wherever it is,” and to combine global health consulting with teaching and research.
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