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Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, PhD

Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Hedt-Gauthier received a BS with distinction in mathematics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1999. Immediately following her undergraduate training, she served three years in the U.S. Peace Corps in Namibia, where she was introduced to the needs and challenges of global public health and the role of research in addressing these gaps. In 2003, she began a PhD program in biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health. During this training, Dr. Hedt-Gauthier took a leave of absence to complete a fellowship in strategic information at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Malawi. She received her PhD in 2008 and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the same department in 2010.

Hedt-Gauthier leads NIH-funded research exploring the feasibility and impact of mobile health (mHealth) tools for community health worker-led postoperative follow-up after cesarean delivery in rural Rwanda. She also leads statistical methods development and application, with expertise in complex survey sampling, surveillance, and methods for program monitoring and evaluation.

Academic promotion policies and equity in global health collaborations.
Authors: Authors: Hedt-Gauthier B, Airhihenbuwa CO, Bawah AA, Burke KS, Cherian T, Connelly MT, Hibberd PL, Ivers LC, Jerome JG, Kateera F, Manabe YC, Maru D, Murray M, Shankar AH, Shuchman M, Volmink J.
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Utilizing community health worker data for program management and evaluation: systems for data quality assessments and baseline results from Rwanda.
Authors: Authors: Mitsunaga T, Hedt-Gauthier B, Ngizwenayo E, Farmer DB, Karamaga A, Drobac P, Basinga P, Hirschhorn L, Ngabo F, Mugeni C.
Soc Sci Med
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Linking surveillance with action against drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Authors: Authors: Cohen T, Manjourides J, Hedt-Gauthier B.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med
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Improving data quality and supervision of antiretroviral therapy sites in Malawi: an application of Lot Quality Assurance Sampling.
Authors: Authors: Hedt-Gauthier BL, Tenthani L, Mitchell S, Chimbwandira FM, Makombe S, Chirwa Z, Schouten EJ, Pagano M, Jahn A.
BMC Health Serv Res
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A retrospective survey of HIV drug resistance among patients 1 year after initiation of antiretroviral therapy at 4 clinics in Malawi.
Authors: Authors: Wadonda-Kabondo N, Hedt BL, van Oosterhout JJ, Moyo K, Limbambala E, Bello G, Chilima B, Schouten E, Harries A, Massaquoi M, Porter C, Weigel R, Hosseinipour M, Aberle-Grasse J, Jordan MR, Kabuluzi S, Bennett DE.
Clin Infect Dis
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Multidrug resistance among new tuberculosis cases: detecting local variation through lot quality-assurance sampling.
Authors: Authors: Hedt BL, van Leth F, Zignol M, Cobelens F, van Gemert W, Nhung NV, Lyepshina S, Egwaga S, Cohen T.
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Electronic decision protocols for ART patient triaging to expand access to HIV treatment in South Africa: a cross sectional study for development and validation.
Authors: Authors: Mitchell M, Hedt BL, Eshun-Wilson I, Fraser H, John MA, Menezes C, Grobusch MP, Jackson J, Taljaard J, Lesh N.
Int J Med Inform
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The impact of preprinted prescription forms on medication prescribing errors in an ophthalmology clinic in northeast Thailand: a non-randomised interventional study.
Authors: Authors: Sanguansak T, Morley MG, Yospaiboon Y, Lorch A, Hedt B, Morley K.
BMJ Open
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Perceived improvement in integrated management of childhood illness implementation through use of mobile technology: qualitative evidence from a pilot study in Tanzania.
Authors: Authors: Mitchell M, Getchell M, Nkaka M, Msellemu D, Van Esch J, Hedt-Gauthier B.
J Health Commun
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Outcomes of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment with early initiation of antiretroviral therapy for HIV co-infected patients in Lesotho.
Authors: Authors: Satti H, McLaughlin MM, Hedt-Gauthier B, Atwood SS, Omotayo DB, Ntlamelle L, Seung KJ.
PLoS One
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