The eRegistries Initiative is dedicated to increasing the availability and timely use of routine maternal and child health data in order to improve the quality of care and health outcomes around the world. The eRegistries Initiative is based in the reproductive, maternal, and child health team of the Department of Health Services – Global Health at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet), in Oslo Norway.
Head of Research. Dr. Frøen is the eRegistries Initiative director and responsible for all aspects of research and implementation. He oversees the integration and integrity of the research and implementation phases of the Palestine and Bangladesh projects, while also supervising the PhD students. He heads the reproductive, maternal and child health team within the Department of Health Services – Global Health and collaborates with the Center for Intervention Science for Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC) at the University of Bergen. He is a former Fulbright visiting professor of maternal-fetal medicine at Brigham and women’s hospital, Boston, USA and visiting lecturer in obstetrics at Harvard Medical School. He received his MD from the University of Bergen and PhDs in pediatrics and obstetrics from the University of Oslo.
Senior Advisor. Ingvild is a medical doctor (MD from University of Oslo), with a specialization in Public Health, and serves as the clinical content development lead for eRegistries in Palestine and Bangladesh for modules in Antenatal Care, Care at Birth (Bangladesh only), Postpartum Care and Newborn care. She works closely with local partners on this development including the Palestinian Institute of Public Health, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh and with the Health Information System team at the University of Oslo. Ingvild is also the Course Committee Leader for the annual course in global health for the Norwegian Medical Association`s Public Health Association.
Senior Researcher. Ingrid is a research specialist leading the eRegistries implementation and clinical trial in Bangladesh with the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). Previously, she was part of the Lives Saved Tool (LiST) team, with roles ranging from development support, training, and analyses on the country and global levels. She received her PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Senior Advisor. Mike is a public health technology specialist leading implementation activities for the eRegistries Initiative. He has previously acted as project manager for the creation and implementation of various health technologies in Liberia, Ghana, Guatemala, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania, the United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Mike is a featured presenter for the USAID Mobile Data Solutions course, DHIS2 Expert Academies and has guest lectured at the schools of public health at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and George Washington University.
Team Coordinator. Tara is a senior advisor who coordinates the eRegistries team’s day-to-day activities including monitoring of daily operations, reporting, finance, recruiting and personnel actions. She also collaborates with colleagues on identifying and applying to applicable grants, as well as, supporting partner organization relationships and any additional project management needs for all eRegistries’ projects. Tara received her MA in Public Anthropology from American University and prior to moving to Norway, worked for 12 years with the US Federal Government.