Nancy Vollmer

Senior Research Associate

Nancy has worked for 20+ years in monitoring and evaluation and applied research to improve community health systems in francophone and anglophone Africa, Asia and in Latin America. In her current role at LSTM, she supports METRe to develop and operationalise implementation research and programme evaluation research that improve the analysis and understanding of community health and health systems strengthening, including technical work and capacity building in humanitarian settings in South Sudan and Uganda. She is particularly interested in using mixed methods to understand social factors affecting health system access and to generate actionable data for planning and programming.

Prior to LSTM, her work focused on assessing management and leadership interventions at subdistrict levels and using M&E data to strengthen NGO programmes and government health services in numerous locations, including Haiti, Brazil, Mozambique, Guinea, Philippines, Nepal, and India. She has long term residential experience in Madagascar, Ghana, Georgia, and Nicaragua where she was a health advisor for a Nicaraguan NGO supporting the national recovery from Hurricane Mitch. Nancy holds an MPH (International health) from Yale University and is a third-year Ph.D. student at LSTM.

Nancy's PhD research is on social factors influencing health system access and social barriers to health services among refugees in West Nile region of northern Uganda.

Selected publications

  • Nancy Vollmer, Mansha Singh, Navika Harshe and Joseph J. Valadez. “Exploring the influence of interviewer gender on household survey responses: a qualitative study in Bihar, India.” In review.

    Joseph J. Valadez, Nancy Vollmer, William Vargas and Baburam Devkota. “Using rapid survey methods to assess the health status of internally displaced persons in Awerial Camp in South Sudan.” In preparation.

    Nancy Vollmer, Julia Petras, Brice Daverton, Joseph J Valadez. An Assessment of Health Service Coverage in Refugee and Host Communities in Northern Uganda: Key Findings and Policy Implications from a Two-district Household Survey. LSTM Briefing Paper. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Octoberov 2019.

    Nancy Vollmer LeMay and Piers J. W. Bocock. “Building a national model for knowledge exchange in Malawi: findings from a health information needs assessment.” Journal of Health Communication, vol. 17 (Suppl. 2) June 2012: 64-78.

    Nancy Vollmer LeMay, Tara Sullivan, Brian Jumbe and Cary Perry. “Reaching remote health workers in Malawi: baseline assessment of a pilot mHealth intervention.” Journal of Health Communication, vol. 17 (Suppl. 1) May 2012: 105-117.