Experts

John Bratt, MA, MPP

Scientist, Health Services Research

Areas of expertise

  • HIV
  • Reproductive health
  • Capacity building
  • Care and treatment
  • Economics
  • Operations research

Projects & Resources

Published Research

  • Expanding access to a new, more affordable levonorgestrel intrauterine system in Kenya: Service delivery costs compared with other contraceptive methods and perspectives of key opinion leaders
    Rademacher KH, Solomon M, Brett T, Bratt JH, Pascual C, Njunguru J, Steiner MJ
    Glob Health Sci Pract 2016 Aug; 4(Suppl 2): S83-93. [Journal Impact Factor: n/a]

    The levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) is one of the most effective forms of contraception. In this study, the authors calculated the direct service delivery costs per couple-years of protection of various family planning methods and interviewed key opinion leaders. The costs of a new LNG-IUS compares favorably with other contraceptive methods common in Kenya. These results indicate that introducing a new, more affordable LNG-IUS product could help expand choice for women in Kenya and increase use of long-acting reversible contraception.

  • Integrating family planning promotion into the work of environmental volunteers: A population, health and environment initiative in Kenya
    Hoke TH, Mackenzie C, Vance G, Boyer B, Canoutas E, Bratt J, Mbulo A, Waceke N.
    Int Perspect Sex Reprod Health 2015 Mar; 41 (1): 43-50. [Journal Impact Factor: 1.938]

    The study demonstrated that environmental volunteers in Kenya could feasibly incorporate family planning promotion into their work. Study results contribute to the sparse body of evidence illustrating how the integration of family planning into environmental conservation programs holds promise for increasing family planning use in poor, rural communities. This model of integrated service delivery is recommended for comparable environmental initiatives. 

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