Theresa Hoke, PhD, MPH

Director, Health Services Research

Areas of expertise

  • Family planning
  • HIV prevention
  • Implementation science
  • Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Projects & Resources

  • The Step It Up: Wearables for Health project in Ghana is studying whether patients with hypertension accept and use physical activity wristbands to monitor and produce data on their condition.

  • The OPTIONS Consortium represents an international, multidisciplinary partnership of global, regional and country experts across the antiretroviral-based HIV prevention research-to-rollout continuum. The consortium’s goal is to provide targeted support to expedite and sustain access to ARV-based HIV prevention products in countries and among populations where most needed.

Published Research

  • 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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