Maria Madison, PhD

Course Deliverer, Evidence-based Global Health Delivery: Program Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Methods

Dr. Maria Madison has spent her decades-long career conducting and supervising significant research projects including primary and secondary research using quantitative and qualitative data.  Her career began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, (previously known as Zaire), where she learned and applied various research methods, including community epidemiology in resource constrained settings. Dr. Madison worked in Cameroon for two years, while working toward her ScD in Population and International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Madison’s dissertation focused on the morbidity of HIV/AIDS in West Africa, particularly focusing on Abidjan, Ouagadougou, and Dakar. After completing her doctorate, she worked in the private sector for almost two decades, designing, implementing, and overseeing large domestic and global research studies.

Parallel to this career, Dr. Madison founded a nonprofit with a conceptual framework including reducing race bias through potential prejudice habit breaking education.  Over the last two years, she has focused on building the nonprofit to be independent and sustainable by establishing a long term strategic plan with rigorous evaluation and management plans.

Throughout her career Dr. Madison has worked with academics, research institutions, NGOs, think tanks, and public and private institutions, and served on multiple boards.