Catherine Arsenault
Research Scientists

Catherine Arsenault

Research Scientist

Global Health and Population


Dr. Catherine Arsenault, PhD is an Epidemiologist, Global Health Researcher and Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her work focuses on health system strengthening and on improving health care quality and health equity. Dr. Arsenault obtained a PhD in Epidemiology from McGill University and has published on diverse topics including vaccine equity, health care quality and health management information systems in low- and middle-income countries. She was a lead author on the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era and is the Principal Investigator of a Grand Challenges International COVID-19 Data Alliance (ICODA) initiative driver project which aims to assess the impact of the pandemic on health systems in 10 countries: Chile, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Mexico, Nepal, South Korea and Thailand.

PhD, 2017, Epidemiology
McGill University


COVID-19 and resilience of healthcare systems in ten countries.

Arsenault C, Gage A, Kim MK, Kapoor NR, Akweongo P, Amponsah F, Aryal A, Asai D, Awoonor-Williams JK, Ayele W, Bedregal P, Doubova SV, Dulal M, Gadeka DD, Gordon-Strachan G, Mariam DH, Hensman D, Joseph JP, Kaewkamjornchai P, Eshetu MK, Gelaw SK, Kubota S, Leerapan B, Margozzini P, Mebratie AD, Mehata S, Moshabela M, Mthethwa L, Nega A, Oh J, Park S, Passi-Solar Á, Pérez-Cuevas R, Phengsavanh A, Reddy T, Rittiphairoj T, Sapag JC, Thermidor R, Tlou B, Valenzuela Guiñez F, Bauhoff S, Kruk ME.

Nat Med. 2022 Mar 14. PMID: 35288697


A call to optimize child health

A new Lancet series focuses on building a holistic global health agenda for improving child and adolescent health and development from before conception to adulthood, and to reduce inequities in access and quality of care.