Aruna Kamath, MD, MPH, is Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Washington and a National Institutes of Health T32 Research Fellow at IHME. Her research interests include impact evaluations of maternal and child health, essential surgical services, and health systems strengthening. As part of the Salud Mesoamérica Initiative team, she analyzes health facility data on inpatient interventions that aim to reduce peripartum mortality and complications, such as maternal hemorrhage, preeclampsia, and neonatal respiratory failure.
Dr. Kamath earned her MPH at Columbia University, her MD at George Washington University, and completed her training in pediatric anesthesiology at Yale New Haven Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Prior to joining IHME in 2017, she has been fortunate to intern at the World Health Organization in Geneva and Sabin Institute in Washington, DC, and Brazil; do qualitative research in South Africa; and clinically serve in Ethiopia. She practices as an attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital.
IHME was established at the University of Washing in Seattle in 2007. Its mission is to improve health through better health evidence.
Kamath AM, Schaefer AM, Palmisano EB, Johanns CK, Marmol AG, Mendoza MD, Schwarzbauer K, Zuniga-Brenes P, Rios-Zertuche D, Iriarte E, Mokdad AH, Prado BH. Access and use of oxytocin for postpartum haemorrhage prevention: a pre-post study targeting the poorest in six Mesoamerican countries. BMJ Open. 16 March 2020. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034084.
Kamath AM, Johanns CK, Thom MG, Cogen RM, Rios-Zertuche D, Mokdad AH, Hernandez B. Assessing multidimensional care coverage for pre‐eclampsia in the era of universal health coverage: A pre–post evaluation of the Salud Mesoamérica Initiative. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. 29 February 2020. doi:10.1002/ijgo.13131.
El Bcheraoui C, Kamath AM, Dansereau E, Palmisano EB, Schaefer A, Hernandez B, Mokdad AH. Results-based aid with lasting effects: sustainability in the Salud Mesoamérica Initiative. Globalization and Health. 16 Oct 2018;14(1):97. doi:10.1186/s12992-018-0418-x.